thigmotaxis(redirected from thigmotactically)
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Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body.
thig′mo·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
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n, pl -taxes (-ˈtæksiːz)
(Biology) another name for stereotaxis
[C19: from Greek thigma touch + -taxis]
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involuntary response or reaction to the touch of outside objects or bodies, as in motile cells. — thigmotactic, adj.See also: Biology
involuntary response or reaction to the touch of outside objects or bodies, as in motile cells. — thigmotaetic, adj.See also: Touch
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