heliotaxis etymology

English word heliotaxis comes from English taxis, English helio- (Concerning the sun.)

Detailed word origin of heliotaxis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
taxis English (eng) (biology) The directional movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.. (historical) A brigade in an Ancient Greek army.. (medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury.. (rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic.. Arrangement or ordering generally, as in architecture or grammar.
helio- English (eng) Concerning the sun.
heliotaxis English (eng) (biology) Phototaxis related to the sun.. Movement of an organism away from sunlight; negative heliotaxis.. Movement of an organism toward sunlight; positive heliotaxis.

Words with the same origin as heliotaxis

Descendants of taxis
odortactic pseudotaxodont thermotactic
Descendants of helio-
apheliotropic heliobacterium heliocentric heliogram heliography heliolater heliolatitude heliolatry heliomagnetic heliophile heliophobia heliophysics helioseismic helioseismological helioseismologist helioseismology heliosheath heliosis heliosynchronous heliotheist heliotheistic heliotherapeutic heliothermic heliotropic