klinotaxis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klī"nu-tak'sis), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. a wavering side-to-side motion of the head occurring as an organism moves forward in response to a source of stimulation, caused by the alternating reaction of sensory receptors on either side of the body. Cf. tropotaxis.
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