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1. kinesis

a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation

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the nondirectional movement of an organism or cell in response to a stimulus, the rate of movement being dependent on the strength of the stimulus

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nounWord forms: plural kiˈneˌses (kɪˈniˌsiz ; kinēˈsēzˌ; kaɪˈniˌsiz ; kīnēˈsēzˌ)
physical movement, esp. involuntary random movement resulting from a particular stimulus
see also taxis (sense 2)

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Motion: photokinesis.
n. pl. ki·ne·ses (-sēz)
Movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light.

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