thigmotaxis


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thigmotaxis

[¦thig·mə¦tak·səs]
(biology)
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Each audience member will have a viewer for participating in the screening of three original works, such as "Lucifugia Thigmotaxis," about a cockroach named Stanley.
The fish showed preference for a white background as opposed to black and had strong thigmotaxis.
This behavior is named thigmotaxis (Treit and Fundytus, 1988).