taxis

Definitions:

  • The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
  • The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.
  • The orientation, locomotion, or migration of a cell or of an organism in relation to an external substance or form of energy.
  • In <em>surgery</em>, an operation by which parts which have quitted their natural situation are replaced by manipulation, as in reducing hernia, etc.
  • In <em>ancient architecture</em>, that disposition which assigns to every part of a building its just dimensions. It is synonymous with <em>ordonnance</em> in modern architecture.
  • In <em>Greek antiquity</em>, a division of troops corresponding more or less closely to the modern battalion; also, a larger division of an army, as a regiment or a brigade.
  • In <em>zoology</em>, classification; taxonomy; taxology.
  • In <em>grammar</em> and <em>rhetoric</em>, arrangement; order.
  • Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it.
  • In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance.
  • a reflexive movement by a motile organism by which it moves or orients itself in relation to some source of stimulation.
  • Plural form of <xref>taxi</xref>.
  • The <xref>movement</xref> of an <xref>organism</xref> in <xref>response</xref> to a <xref>stimulus</xref>.
  • The <xref>manipulation</xref> of a body part into its normal position after injury.
  • The arrangement of the parts of a topic.
  • the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
  • a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
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