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neurobiotaxis

Pronunciation: nu'ro-bi'o-tak'sis

Definition: 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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