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Taxis

(τάξις, “order”), an essential concept that penetrated the Byz. understanding of themselves and their world, as evidenced by the term's polyvalency: taxis designates realities ranging from ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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2014

... ( Plural taxes . ) Order or arrangement of words. An outdated term; but see hypotaxis and parataxis...

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...taxis A response to vectorial environmental cues that affects, positively or negatively, the direction of movement. Compare kinesis ....

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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22 words

...taxis refers to the movement of a motile cell or organism along a gradient, e.g. of a chemical (chemotaxis) or light...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... Manipulation by the hand to restore a body-part to its normal position, as used to treat a dislocation or a...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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2021
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Medicine and health
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23 words

... [ tak -sis] n. ( in surgery ) the returning to a normal position of displaced bones, organs, or other parts by manipulation...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
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Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
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26 words

... n. ( in surgery ) the returning to a normal position of displaced bones, organs, or other parts by manipulation only, unaided by mechanical...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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24 words

... The movement of an animal towards or away from a source of stimulation in response to the intensity and direction of the stimulus....

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Michael McCormick

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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212 words

... (τάξις, “order”), an essential concept that penetrated the Byz. understanding of themselves and their world, as evidenced by the term's polyvalency: taxis designates realities ranging from “rank, class, troops, way of life,” to “etiquette, precedence, ceremony ,” or “government bureau.” Within Byz. society, taxis encompassed the harmonious hierarchy of institutions that constituted the state; ecclesiastical taxis did the same for the church. The taxis of human society mirrored that of the cosmos, whose celestial powers were organized into a divine...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... A change in direction of locomotion in a motile micro-organism or cell, made in response to certain types of external stimulus (e.g. the presence of particular chemicals (chemotaxis), changes in light intensity (phototaxis), changes in temperature (thermotaxis),...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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2019
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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45 words

... ( tactic movement ) A change in direction of locomotion in a motile micro-organism or cell, made in response to certain types of external stimulus, e.g. the presence of particular chemicals (chemotaxis), changes in light intensity (phototaxis), or changes in temperature (thermotaxis),...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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2019
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105 words

...taxis ( taxic response ; tactic movement ) The movement of a cell (e.g. a gamete) or a microorganism in response to an external stimulus. Certain microorganisms have a light-sensitive region that enables them to move towards or away from high light intensities (positive and negative phototaxis respectively). Many bacteria move in response to chemical stimuli ( chemotaxis ); a specific example is aerotaxis , in which atmospheric oxygen is the stimulus. Taxic responses are restricted to cells that possess cilia, flagella, or some other means of locomotion....

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A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)

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2014
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337 words

... A type of * orientation , based upon directional information, in which the animal heads directly towards or away from the source of stimulation. This may be achieved by means of simple * sensory receptors and successive comparison of stimulus intensity in different locations, achieved by turning movements. For example, when the larva of the house fly ( Musca domestica ) has finished feeding, it seeks out a dark place where it pupates. At this stage it will crawl directly away from a light source, and it is said to show negative phototaxis . The maggot...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

...taxis The movement of an animal in response to a stimulus; the animal compares the intensity of the stimulus to either side of its body and moves either towards or away from the stimulus, typically along a sinuous path with constant turning of the head from side to...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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49 words

...taxis The movement of an animal in response to a stimulus; the animal compares the intensity of the stimulus to either side of its body and moves either towards or away from the stimulus, typically along a sinuous path with constant turning of the head from side to side....

telo-taxis

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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54 words

...taxis The movement of an animal in response to a stimulus, directly towards or away from the source of stimulation, guided by the use of one sense organ which, by virtue of its structure, provides information regarding the direction of the stimulus (e.g. the eye provides information regarding the direction of a light source)....

Thurn und Taxis

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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84 words

...und Taxis , originally Taxis , a family of Spanish origin, ennobled in 1635 and granted the postal monopoly in the Holy Roman Empire ( see Deutsches Reich, Altes ) in 1649 . The head of the house received the title Fürst in 1695 . At first resident in Frankfurt, the family established itself in 1748 in Regensburg . The postal monopoly continued in the German Confederation ( see Deutscher Bund ), but was terminated in 1866 . A Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis was prominent among the patrons of R. M. Rilke...

Economy and Taxis

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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460 words

...and Taxis In Byzantine thought, the two words taxis ( order , hierarchy) and oikonomia (management, arrangement, compromise or measure of “economy” in the technical sense of the term) served to convey two fundamental aspects of reality and action, whether in the spiritual universe, in human society or in the whole cosmos. The concept of taxis indicates the primary quality of a whole, which is the happy arrangement of the parts, united by relations of superiority and subordination and constituting a hierarchy of creation , as expounded by Dionysius...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009

... ( pl. taxes ) Directional movement of a whole organism or cell in response to an external stimulus. The word is often used in combination ( see -taxis ). Also called tactic movement . Adjectival form: tactic . Compare tropism...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009

...taxis Noun suffix denoting 1 directional movement of a cell or organism in relation to a stimulus (e.g. chemotaxis, phototaxis, thermotaxis). Adjectival form: -tactic . 2 (or -taxy ) arrangement or order (e.g....

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
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137 words

... • glacis , Onassis • abscess • anaphylaxis , axis, praxis, taxis • Chalcis • Jancis • synapsis • catharsis • Frances , Francis • thesis • Alexis • amanuensis • prolepsis , sepsis, syllepsis • basis , oasis, stasis • amniocentesis , anamnesis, ascesis, catechesis, diesis, exegesis, mimesis, prosthesis, psychokinesis, telekinesis • ellipsis , paralipsis • Lachesis • analysis , catalysis, dialysis, paralysis, psychoanalysis • electrolysis • nemesis • genesis , parthenogenesis, pathogenesis • diaeresis ( US dieresis) • metathesis • ...

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