-taxis


a combining form representing taxis1 in compound words: heterotaxis.

Nearby words

  1. -style,
  2. -sy,
  3. -t,
  4. -tactic,
  5. -tastic,
  6. -taxy,
  7. -teen,
  8. -tene,
  9. -termer,
  10. -th

Compare tax-, taxi-, taxo-, -taxy.

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British Dictionary definitions for -taxis

-taxis

-taxy

n combining form

indicating movement towards or away from a specified stimulusthermotaxis
order or arrangementphyllotaxis
Derived Forms-tactic or -taxic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -taxis

from New Latin, from Greek taxis order

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Medicine definitions for -taxis

-taxis

suff.

Order; arrangement:stereotaxis.
Responsive movement; taxis:chemotaxis.

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