Definitions For Heliotaxis


HELIOTAXIS (uncountable) (biology) phototaxis, phototaxis related to the sun. movement, movement of an organism toward sunlight; positive heliotaxis. Movement of an organism away from sunlight; negative heliotaxis. 1903, William Morton Wheeler, "Some Notes on the Habits of Cerapachs Augustae", Psyche 10(325-326), page 206: : Pronounced negative heliotaxis, evidently depending on some photodermatic sense, was apparent when the ants were exposed to the sun...


helio + taxis

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