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-taxis

 
word element [Gr.], movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus.

-taxis

word element [Gr.], movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus.

-taxis, -taxia, -taxy

1 suffix meaning a "(specified) arrangement": biotaxis, heterotaxis, homotaxis.
2 suffix meaning a "movement of an organism in response to a stimulus": aerotaxis, electrotaxis, geotaxis. See also -taxia.