from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method in neurosurgery and neurological research for locating points within the brain using an external, three-dimensional frame of reference usually based on the Cartesian coordinate system.
  • n. Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body. Also called thigmotaxis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. stereotactic surgery
  • n. The movement of an organism when touched; thigmotaxis

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as thigmotaxis.


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