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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism;

2. the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Taxis \Tax"is\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ta`xis a division or arrangement, fr. ta`ssein to arrange.] 1. (Surg.) Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. In technical uses, as in architecture, biology, grammar, etc., arrangement; order; ordonnance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. a reflexive movement by a motile organism by which it moves or orients itself in relation to some source of stimulation; as, chemotaxis, the motion toward or away from gradients of certain chemical compounds. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-taxis \-tax"is\, n. combining form for taxis[3]. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

taxis n 1: a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism 2: the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Taxis ["A Language Facility for Designing Database-Intensive Applications", J. Mylopoulos et al, ACM Trans Database Sys 5(2):185-207 (June 1980)].