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thigmotaxis

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noun thig·mo·tax·is \ˌthig-mə-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of thigmotaxis

  1. :  a taxis in which contact especially with a solid body is the directive factor



Origin of thigmotaxis

New Latin, from Greek thigma touch (from thinganein to touch) + New Latin -taxis; akin to Latin fingere to shape — more at dough


First Known Use: circa 1900


Medical Dictionary

thigmotaxis

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noun thig·mo·tax·is \ˌthig-mə-ˈtak-səs\

Medical Definition of thigmotaxis

plural thigmotaxes \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a taxis in which contact especially with a solid body is the directive factor




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "thigmotaxis"


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