-taxis

Compare tax-, taxi-, taxo-, -taxy.
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British Dictionary definitions for -taxis

-taxis

-taxy

n combining form
  1. indicating movement towards or away from a specified stimulusthermotaxis
  2. 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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-taxis in Medicine

-taxis

suff.
  1. Order; arrangement:stereotaxis.
  2. Responsive movement; taxis:chemotaxis.
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