thigmotaxis


thig·mo·tax·is

noun \ˌthig-mə-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of THIGMOTAXIS

:  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

thig·mo·tax·is

noun \ˌthig-mə-ˈtak-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural thig·mo·tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of THIGMOTAXIS

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

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