thermotaxic


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ther·mo·tax·is

 (thûr′mə-tăk′sĭs)
n. pl. ther·mo·tax·es (-tăk′sēz)
1. Movement of a living organism in response to changes in temperature.
2. Normal regulation or adjustment of body temperature.

ther′mo·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk), ther′mo·tax′ic (-tăk′sĭk) adj.
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In spring, Silver Chub have been observed moving into shallow waters, which may be a thermotaxic response or could be associated with spawning activity (Kinney, 1954).