- movement of an organism toward or away from any object that provides a mechanical stimulus.
Origin of thigmotaxis
1895–1900; < Greek thígm(a) touch + -o- + -taxis
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Thigmotactic: contact-loving: applied to species that tend to live close together or in touch, one with the other.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- another name for stereotaxis
Word Origin for thigmotaxis
C19: from Greek thigma touch + -taxis
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