Taxis meaning

tăksĭs
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Arrangement, order.

Phyllotaxis.

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(rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic.
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(biology) The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
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(medicine) The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.
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Order; arrangement.

Homotaxis.

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Responsive movement; taxis.

Chemotaxis.

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In ancient Greece, a unit of troops of varying size.
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(biol.) The movement of a free-moving cell or organism toward or away from some external stimulus.
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(surgery) The act of replacing a displaced part, as in a dislocation, manually and without cutting any tissue.
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Phototaxis.

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(biology) The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
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(medicine) The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.
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(biology) The movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.
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(medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury.
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Plural form of taxi.
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Origin of taxis

  • ModL < Gr < taxis: see taxis

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek arrangement from tassein tag- to arrange

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek from taxis taxis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis, “arrangment, order”)

    From Wiktionary

  • See taxi

    From Wiktionary