Definition of Thigmotaxis

1. n. The property possessed by living protoplasm of contracting, and thus moving, when touched by a solid or fluid substance.



Definition of Thigmotaxis

1. Noun. (biology) The movement of an organism either towards or away from the stimulus of physical contact. ¹

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Definition of Thigmotaxis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thigmotaxis

thigh master
thigh masters
thigh pad
thigh slapper
thigh slappers
thighbone
thighbones
thighed
thighless
thighs
thighward
thigmatropism
thigmesthesia
thigmotaxes
thigmotaxis (current term)
thigmotropism
thigmotropisms
thigs
thiirane
thiiranes
thiirene
thiirenes
thilk
thill
thiller
thillers
thills
thim
thimble

Literary usage of Thigmotaxis

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1. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1897)
"This direction is away from the touching body. The response may consequently be called negative thigmotaxis. The phenomenon of negative ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1896)
"This direction is away from the touching bod}-. The response may consequently be called negative thigmotaxis. The phenomenon of negative ..."

3. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"This direction is away from the touching body. The response may consequently be called negative thigmotaxis. The phenomenon of negative ..."

4. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1901)
"It is evident that these phenomena of thigmotaxis are very important in the life ... This importance is well shown by the effect of the thigmotaxis on the ..."

5. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"There is here a very pronounced thigmotaxis. In connection with this it is ... Positive thigmotaxis of n plant, a, a, Rod ; bt 6, r, <?, twining shoot. ..."

6. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"There is here a very pronounced thigmotaxis. In connection with this it is ... Positive thigmotaxis of a plant, a, a, Hod ; 6, 6, c, tt, twining shoot. ..."

7. The Protozoa by Gary Nathan Calkins (1901)
"Negative thigmotaxis, the ordinary reaction to mechanical stimuli, ... Positive thigmotaxis. is expressed by movement toward the source of the stimulus. ..."

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