- movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid.
Origin of stereotaxis
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- of or relating to stereotaxis
- med of or relating to precise localization of a tissue, esp in the brainstereotactic surgery
- the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of contact with a solid object
Word Origin for stereotaxis
C20: from stereo- + -taxis
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- A surgical technique that uses medical imaging to precisely locate in three dimensions an anatomical site to which a surgical instrument or a beam of radiation is directed.stereotactic surgery
- Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body.thigmotaxis
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