- in ancient Greece, a unit of troops of varying size
Origin of taxisModL < GrBiol. the movement of a free-moving cell or organism toward or away from some external stimulus
- Surgery the act of replacing a displaced part, as in a dislocation, manually and without cutting any tissue
Origin of taxisGr, arrangement, division: see tactics
- arrangement, order: phyllotaxis
- taxis (sense ): phototaxis
Origin of -taxisModern Latin from Classical Greek from taxis: see taxis
- Biology The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
- Medicine The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.
Origin of taxisGreek arrangement from tassein tag- to arrange
- Order; arrangement: homotaxis.
- Responsive movement; taxis: chemotaxis.
Origin of -taxisFrom Greek from taxis ; see taxis .
From Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis, “arrangment, order”)
- plural form of taxi
OriginSee also: Taxus