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tax·is

 (tăk′sĭs)
n. pl. tax·es (tăk′sēz)
1. Biology The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light.
2. Medicine The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia.

[Greek, arrangement, from tassein, tag-, to arrange.]
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taxis

(ˈtæksɪs)
n
1. (Biology) the movement of a cell or organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus
2. (Surgery) surgery the repositioning of a displaced organ or part by manual manipulation only
[C18: via New Latin from Greek: arrangement, from tassein to place in order]
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tax•is

(ˈtæk sɪs)

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]

-taxis

or

-taxy,

a combining form representing taxis1: chemotaxis.
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taxis

The response of a protist or lower animal to directional stimulus, usually involving movement, either towards the stimulus or away from it.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taxis - a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
chemotaxis - movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
2.taxis - the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Translations
taksia

tax·is

L. taxis.
1. manipulación o reducción de una parte u órgano para llevarlo a la posición normal;
2. reflejo direccional del movimiento de un organismo en respuesta a un estímulo.
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Many cell populations from mammalian, amphibian, and fish species have been identified to undergo galvanotaxis: the directional migration of cells in an EF.
This phenomenon, known as electrotaxis or galvanotaxis, describes the directional migration of cells toward the cathode or anode of an applied EF.
It has been suggested that the ES by galvanotaxis effect (directional migration of cells) induces the increase of attraction of releasing cells of VEGF (endothelial cells, fibroblasts, macrophages, and keratinocytes) toward the wound site [14,35-36].
Support for polarity changes is based on the concept of galvanotaxis and the influence of biological effects from animal studies.