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Meaning of taxis

tax•is

Pronunciation: (tak'sis), [key]
— pl. tax•es
  1. arrangement or order, as in one of the physical sciences.
  2. oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an external stimulus, as toward or away from light.
  3. the replacing of a displaced part, or the reducing of a hernia or the like, by manipulation without cutting.
  4. the adaptation to the purposes of a building of its various parts.

tax•is

Pronunciation: (tak'sēz), [key]
— n.
  1. a pl. of

-taxis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form representing in compound words:Cf. heterotaxis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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