neurobiotaxis

The theory that nerve cell bodies may move toward, or their axons may grow toward, the area from which they receive the most stimuli. [G. neuron, nerve + bios, life + taxis, arrangement]

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neu·ro·bio·tax·is -.bī-ō-'tak-səs n, pl -tax·es -.sēz a hypothetical directed and oriented shift of nerve cells in the course of phylogeny toward a region of maximum stimulation that has been held to explain cephalization and brain evolution
neu·ro·bio·tac·tic -'tak-tik or neu·ro·bio·tac·ti·cal -ti-kəl adj

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n.
the predisposition of a nerve cell to move towards the source of its stimuli during development.

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neu·ro·bio·tax·is (noor″o-bi″o-takґsis) [neuro- + biotaxis] the theory that nerve cell bodies have a tendency during development to migrate in the direction from which they habitually receive their stimuli.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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