taxis

Primary Meanings of taxis

1.
n
a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
2.
n
the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
Full Definitions of taxis
1

n a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

Types:
chemotaxis
movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
negative chemotaxis
movement away from a chemical stimulus
positive chemotaxis
movement toward a chemical stimulus
Type of:
reaction, response
a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
2

n the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

Type of:
operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

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