kinesis


kinesis
Alteration in the movement of a cell, without any directional bias. Thus speed may increase or decrease (orthokinesis) or there may be an alteration in turning behaviour (klinokinesis). See chemokinesis.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • kinesis — (n.) physical movement, 1819, from Gk. kinesis movement, motion (see CITE (Cf. cite)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kinesis — ► NOUN (pl. kineses) technical ▪ movement; motion. ORIGIN Greek …   English terms dictionary

  • kinesis — [ki nē′sis, kīnē′sis] n. pl. kineses [ki nē′sēz΄, kī nē′sēz΄] Physiol. physical movement, esp. involuntary random movement resulting from a particular stimulus: distinguished from TAXIS (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Kinesis — For the band, see Kinesis (band). For the ergonomic keyboard, see Kinesis (keyboard). Kinesis, like a taxis, is a movement or activity of a cell or an organism in response to a stimulus. However, unlike taxis, the response to the stimulus… …   Wikipedia

  • -kinesis — I. kə̇ˈnēsə̇s, ˌkīˈ noun combining form (plural kineses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kinēsis 1. : activation chemo …   Useful english dictionary

  • -kinesis — For parapsychological uses (such as psionic abilities), see Psychokinesis. For fictional uses, such as pyrokinesis, see List of comic book superpowers. kinesis, from Greek κίνησις , movement, motion, is a suffix that denotes movement. The word… …   Wikipedia

  • kinesis — n. [Gr. kinesis, movement] Responses not directed to a variation in the stimulus or orientation of the body axis to the source of stimulation; movement resulting from a kinesis is random; see taxis, tropism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • -kinesis — a combining form with the general sense movement, activity, used in the formation of compound words, often with the particular senses reaction to a stimulus (photokinesis), movement without an apparent physical cause (telekinesis), activity… …   Universalium

  • kinesis — noun a) the movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus b) Kinesis, like a taxis, is a movement or activity of a cell or an organism in response to a stimulus. However, unlike taxis, the movement can be in any direction or even… …   Wiktionary

  • -kinesis — aff. a combining form with the meaning “movement, activity,” often used with the more particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis)… …   From formal English to slang

  • kinesis — noun (plural kineses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kinēsis Date: 1905 a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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