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Taxis vs. Kinesis

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Taxisnoun

(biology) The directional movement of an organism in response to a stimulus.

Kinesisnoun

the movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus

Taxisnoun

(medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after dislocation or fracture.

Kinesisnoun

a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation

Taxisnoun

(rhetoric) The arrangement of the parts of a topic.

Taxisnoun

arrangement or ordering generally, as in architecture or grammar

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Taxisnoun

(historical) A brigade in an Ancient Greek army.

Taxisnoun

Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it.

Taxisnoun

In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance.

Taxisnoun

a reflexive movement by a motile organism by which it moves or orients itself in relation to some source of stimulation; as, chemotaxis, the motion toward or away from gradients of certain chemical compounds.

Taxisnoun

a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism

Taxisnoun

the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

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Taxis

A taxis (plural taxes , from Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis) 'arrangement') is the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light or the presence of food. Taxes are innate behavioural responses.

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