Taxis Tax"is, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ta`xis a division or arrangement, fr. ta`ssein to arrange.] 1. (Surg.) Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

2. In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. 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. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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