a combining form representing taxis1, in compound words: heterotaxis.
Compare tax-, taxi-, taxo-, -taxy.
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-taxis or -taxy
n combining form
1.  indicating movement towards or away from a specified stimulus: thermotaxis
2.  order or arrangement: phyllotaxis
[from New Latin, from Greek taxis order]
-taxy or -taxy
n combining form
[from New Latin, from Greek taxis order]
-tactic or -taxy
adj combining form
-taxic or -taxy
adj combining form

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-taxis suff.

  1. Order; arrangement: stereotaxis.

  2. Responsive movement; taxis: chemotaxis.

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