taxis

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tax·is

noun \ˈtak-səs\
plural tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Definition of TAXIS

1
:  reflex translational or orientational movement by a freely motile and usually simple organism in relation to a source of stimulation (as a light or a temperature or chemical gradient)
2
:  a reflex reaction involving a taxis

Origin of TAXIS

Greek, literally, arrangement, order, from tassein to arrange
First Known Use: 1899

tax·is

noun \ˈtak-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TAXIS

1
: the manual restoration of a displaced body part; specifically : the reduction of a hernia manually
2
a : reflex translational or orientational movement by a freely motile and usually simple organism in relation to a source of stimulation (as a light or a temperature or chemical gradient) b : a reflex reaction involving a taxis

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