rheotaxis definition by Webster's New World
a positive, or negative, response of a freely moving organism to flow with, or against, a current of water, air, etc.
Origin: ModL: see rheo- and amp; taxis
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- rheotactic adjective
rheotaxis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Movement of an organism in response to a current of water or air.
- rheˌo·tacˈtic adjective
rheotaxis - Medical Definition
Movement of an organism in response to a current of fluid or air.