Medical Dictionary


noun tax·is \ˈtak-səs\
plural tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TAXIS

:  the manual restoration of a displaced body part; specifically :  the reduction of a hernia manually
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
May 04, 2015
cozen Hear it
to deceive by coaxing or trickery
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