stereotaxis

n.; pl. -taxes [Gr. stereos, solid; taxis, arrangement]
The directive response of an organism to contact with solids; thigmotaxis. a. Positive stereotaxis: toward the contact. b. Negative stereotaxis: away from the contact.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • stereotaxis — n. movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stereotaxis — stereo·tax·is …   English syllables

  • stereotaxis — /ˌstɛriəˈtæksəs/ (say .stereeuh taksuhs), /ˌstɪə / (say .stear ) noun a movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid …   Australian English dictionary

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