taxis

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek τάξις (táksis, arrangment, order)

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taxis (plural taxes)

  1. (biology) The directional movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.
  2. (medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury.
  3. (rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic.

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Distinguished from tropism in that in a tropism, the organism is not motile, and simply turns or grows towards or away from stimulus (e.g., plants, fungi), while in a taxis, the organism has motility and moves towards or away from stimulus (e.g., bacteria, animals). Distinguished from a kinesis in that a kinesis is non-directional movement, while a taxis is directional.

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Etymology 2[edit]

See taxi

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Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. plural form of taxi

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis m pl

  1. plural form of taxi

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxīs

  1. dative plural of taxus
  2. ablative plural of taxus

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxis

  1. indefinite genitive singular of taxi