- 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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- another name for stereotaxis
C19: from Greek thigma touch + -taxis
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