taxis

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a movement of a cell or microorganism towards or away from a stimulus such as light
  • suffix
    (written as -taxis)
    the response of an organism moving towards or away from a stimulus

Medical

  • noun the procedure of pushing or massaging dislocated bones or hernias to make them return to their usual position

Sports

  • noun the manipulating of a displaced body part to return it to its normal position, carried out, e.g., in a case of hernia
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