1. The classification of living beings according to their anatomic characteristics.
2. Synonym(s): cytoclesis
[bio- + G. taxis, arrangement]
Etymology: Gk, bios + taxis, arrangement
the ability of cells to develop into certain forms and arrangements. See also cytoclesis. biotactic, adj.
biotaxis(bī″ō-tăk′sĭs) [″ + taxis, arrangement]
Movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus.