a combining form representing taxis1 in compound words: heterotaxis.

Words nearby -taxis

Compare tax-, taxi-, taxo-, -taxy.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for -taxis



n combining form

indicating movement towards or away from a specified stimulusthermotaxis
order or arrangementphyllotaxis

Derived forms of -taxis

-tactic or -taxic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -taxis

from New Latin, from Greek taxis order
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for -taxis



Order; arrangement:stereotaxis.
Responsive movement; taxis:chemotaxis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.