from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See stereotaxis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The movement of an organism either towards or away from the stimulus of physical contact.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The property possessed by living protoplasm of contracting, and thus moving, when touched by a solid or fluid substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology, the movement of cells and of organisms in relation to contact with foreign solid bodies.
Greek thigma, touch (from thinganein, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + -taxis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
thigmo- + taxis (Wiktionary)