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[hahy-druh-tak-sis] /ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk sɪs/

noun, Biology.
oriented movement toward or away from water.
the directional movement of an organism or cell in response to the stimulus of water

hydrotaxis hy·dro·tax·is (hī’drə-tāk’sĭs)
Movement of a cell or an organism in response to moisture.


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