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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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thermotaxis

(ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs)
n
(Biology) the directional movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a source of heat
ˌthermoˈtaxic, ˌthermoˈtactic adj
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ther•mo•tax•is

(ˌθɜr məˈtæk sɪs)

n.
1. movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.
2. the regulation of body temperature.
[1890–95]
ther`mo•tac′tic (-ˈtæk tɪk) ther`mo•tax′ic, adj.
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thermotaxis

1. Biology. the movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.
2. Physiology. the regulation of body temperature by various physiological processes. — thermotactic, thermotaxic, adj.
See also: Heat
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Translations

ther·mo·tax·is

n. termotaxis.
1. mantenimiento de la temperatura del cuerpo;
2. reacción de un organismo al estímulo del calor.
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