kinesis

Alteration in the movement of a cell, without any directional bias. Thus speed may increase or decrease (orthokinesis) or there may be an alteration in turning behaviour (klinokinesis). See chemokinesis.

kinesis

[n] - a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation
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kinesis

<cell biology> Alteration in the movement of a cell, without any directional bias. Thus speed may increase or decrease (orthokinesis) or there may be an alteration in turning behaviour (klinokinesis). ... See: chemokinesis. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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kinesis

noun a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation
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kinesis

(kĭ-) (ki-ne´sis) movement, such as the activity of an organism in response to a stimulus; the direction of the response is not controlled by the direction of the stimulus (in contrast to a taxis).
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kinesis

(from the article `stereotyped response`) Reflex-like activities of entire organisms may be unoriented or oriented. Unoriented responses include kineses—undirected speeding or slowing of the ... Orientation of locomotor behaviour is usually categorized as either kinesis or taxis. In kinesis, as previously explained, an animal`s bod...
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Kinesis

(Gr. kinesis) Motion; change. In Aristotle's philosophy three kinds of kinesis are distinguished: quantitative change, i.e. increase and diminution; change of quality; and change of place, or locomotion. Among the forms of kinesis Aristotle also sometimes reckons the two forms of substantial change, viz. generation, or coming-to-be, and destructi.....
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kinesis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ki-nē′sis Definitions: 1. Motion. As a termination, used to denote movement or activation, particularly the kind induced by a stimulus.
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kinesis

(Plural kineses) in biology, a nondirectional movement in response to a stimulus; for example, woodlice move faster in drier surroundings. Taxis is a similar pattern of behaviour, but there the response is directional
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Kinesis

[biology] Kinesis, like a taxis or tropism, is a movement or activity of a cell or an organism in response to a stimulus. However, unlike taxis, the response to the stimulus provided (such as gas exposure, light intensity or ambient temperature) is non-directional. The two main types of kineses include: Orthokinesis: in which the speed of m...
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Kinesis

[keyboard] The Kinesis line of ergonomic computer keyboards is an alternative to the traditional keyboard design. Most widely known among these are the contoured Advantage line, which feature recessed keys in two bucket-like hollows which allow the fingers to reach keys with less effort as well as a central array of modifiers such as enter,...
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Kinesis

An undirected movement in which the speed of movement or the frequency of turning depends on the intensity of stimulation.
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