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thigmotaxis

[thig-muh-tak-sis] /ˌθɪg məˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
movement of an organism toward or away from any object that provides a mechanical stimulus.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek thígm(a) touch + -o- + -taxis
Related forms
thigmotactic
[thig-muh-tak-tik] /ˌθɪg məˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thigmotaxis

thigmotaxis

/ˌθɪɡməˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
another name for stereotaxis
Derived Forms
thigmotactic, adjective
thigmotactically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thigma touch + -taxis
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thigmotaxis in Medicine

thigmotaxis thig·mo·tax·is (thĭg'mə-tāk'sĭs)
n.
See stereotaxis.


thig'mo·tac'tic (-tāk'tĭk) adj.
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