thermotaxis etymology

English word thermotaxis comes from English taxis, English thermo- (Heat.)

Detailed word origin of thermotaxis

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.
thermo- English (eng) Heat.
thermotaxis English (eng) (biology) Movement in response to temperature.

Words with the same origin as thermotaxis

Descendants of taxis
odortactic pseudotaxodont thermotactic
Descendants of thermo-
thermoanalytical thermobalance thermodependency thermodiffractogram thermodynamic thermoecology thermogenesis thermohardening thermokinetics thermomagnetism thermomagnonic thermomechanics thermomould thermonuclear thermophone thermophotovoltaic thermoratchet thermoresponsive thermoscopic thermosensation thermostat thermotherapy thermotype thermovinification