Definition of "taxis" []

  • Biology The responsive movement of a free-moving organism or cell toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light. (noun)
  • Medicine The moving of a body part by manipulation into normal position, as after a dislocation, fracture, or hernia. (noun)
  • The movement of a cell or organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus (noun)

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  • The repositioning of a displaced organ or part by manual manipulation only (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "taxis" in a sentence
  • "The word taxis, that is, order, had a similar meaning."
  • "Plan on paying about 200 pesos in taxis roundtrip .... no busses out there."
  • "The lad often speeds about the city in taxis and has developed rules for Taxi Sex, which are highly practical but mostly unrepeatable here."