- Biol. the positive, or negative, response of a freely moving organism toward, or away from, a source of heat
- Physiol. the normal regulation of body temperature
Origin of thermotaxisModL: see thermo- and amp; -taxis
- Movement of a living organism in response to changes in temperature.
- Normal regulation or adjustment of body temperature.
- ther′mo·tac′tic , ther′mo·tax′ic
- (biology) Movement in response to temperature
thermo- +"Ž taxis