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thigmotaxis

 [thig″mo-tak´sis]
taxis in response to contact. adj., adj thigmotac´tic, thigmotax´ic.

thig·mo·tax·is

(thig'mō-tak'sis),
A form of barotaxis; denoting the reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to contact with a solid body. Compare: thigmotropism.
[G. thigma, touch, + taxis, orderly arrangement]

thigmotaxis

/thig·mo·tax·is/ (thig″mo-tak´sis) taxis of an organism in response to contact or touch.thigmotac´ticthigmotax´ic

thigmotaxis

(thĭg′mə-tăk′sĭs)
n.
Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body.

thig′mo·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.

thig·mo·tax·is

(thig'mō-tak'sis)
A form of barotaxis; denoting the reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to contact with a solid body.
Compare: thigmotropism
[G. thigma, touch, + taxis, orderly arrangement]

thigmotaxis

movement of an organism in response to contact.