noun Biology.

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
Related formsthig·mo·tac·tic [thig-muh-tak-tik] /ˌθɪg məˈtæk tɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thigmotactic



another name for stereotaxis
Derived Formsthigmotactic, adjectivethigmotactically, adverb

Word Origin for thigmotaxis

C19: from Greek thigma touch + -taxis
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thigmotactic in Medicine




Related formsthig′mo•tactic (-tăktĭk) adj.
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