- Biol. the positive (or negative) response of a freely moving organism to cling to (or avoid) a solid object after contact
- Surgery stereotaxy
See stereotaxis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A method in neurosurgery and neurological research for locating points within the brain using an external, three-dimensional frame of reference usually based on the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body. Also called thigmotaxis.
- sterˌe·o·tacˈtic (-tăkˈtĭk), sterˌe·o·taxˈic (-tăkˈsĭk), sterˌe·o·tacˈti·cal (-tăkˈtĭ-kəl), sterˌe·o·taxˈi·cal (-tăkˈsĭ-kəl) adjective
- sterˌe·o·tacˈti·cal·ly, sterˌe·o·taxˈi·cal·ly adverb
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