-taxis(redirected from -taxia)
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1. Order; arrangement: homotaxis.
2. Responsive movement; taxis: chemotaxis.
[From Greek, from taxis; see taxis.]
n combining form
1. indicating movement towards or away from a specified stimulus: thermotaxis.
2. order or arrangement: phyllotaxis.
[from New Latin, from Greek taxis order]
-tactic, -taxic adj combining form
n., pl. tax•es (ˈtæk siz)
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 light.
3. the repositioning of a displaced body part by manipulation without cutting.
[1720–30; < New Latin < Greek táxis, derivative of tássein to arrange]
a combining form representing taxis1: chemotaxis.