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thermotaxis

 [ther″mo-tak´sis]
1. normal adjustment of bodily temperature.
2. taxis in response to the stimulation of a temperature gradient. adj., adj thermotac´tic, thermotax´ic.
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ther·mo·tax·is

(ther'mō-tak'sis),
1. Reaction of living protoplasm to the stimulus of heat. Compare: thermotropism.
2. Regulation of the temperature of the body.
[thermo- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]
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thermotaxis

(thûr′mə-tăk′sĭs)
n. pl. thermo·taxes (-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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ther·mo·tax·is

(thĕr'mō-tak'sis)
1. Reaction of living protoplasm to the stimulus of heat.
Compare: thermotropism
2. Regulation of the temperature of the body.
[thermo- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]
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