a combining form representing taxis1 in compound words: heterotaxis.
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British Dictionary definitions for -taxis
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
Responsive movement; taxis:chemotaxis.
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