Pronunciation: (tak'sis), [key]
—pl. tax•esPronunciation: (tak'sēz). [key]
1. arrangement or order, as in one of the physical sciences.
2. Biol.oriented movement of a motile organism in response to an external stimulus, as toward or away from light.
3. Surg.the replacing of a displaced part, or the reducing of a hernia or the like, by manipulation without cutting.
4. Archit.the adaptation to the purposes of a building of its various parts.
Pronunciation: (tak'sēz), [key]
a pl. of taxi.
a combining form representing taxis 1 in compound words: heterotaxis. Cf. tax-, taxi-, taxo-, -taxy.
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