thigmotaxis

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

Definition of thigmotaxis

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

Origin and Etymology of thigmotaxis

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


Medical Dictionary

thigmotaxis

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

medical Definition of thigmotaxis

plural thigmotaxes play \-ˌsēz\
: a taxis in which contact especially with a solid body is the directive factor

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