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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."