[ New Latin , from Greek ... touch + ... an arranging.] (Physiol.)
The property possessed by living protoplasm of contracting, and thus moving, when touched by a solid or fluid substance. » When the movement is away from the touching body, it is negative thigmo
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(thig″mo-tak´sis) taxis in response to contact. adj., thigmotac´tic, thigmotax´ic., adj.
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• (n.) The property possessed by living protoplasm of contracting, and thus moving, when touched by a solid or fluid substance.
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thigmotaxis 1. Movement of an organism toward or away from any object that provides a mechanical stimulus or touch. 2. A directed response of a motile organism to a continuous contact with a solid surface. 3. Taxis, or movement, in response to touch stimulus.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: thig′mō-tak′sis Definitions: 1. A form of barotaxis; denoting the reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to contact with a solid body.
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