Definición de taxis en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈtaksəs/

sustantivo (plural taxes /ˈtakˌsēz/)

1 Surgery The restoration of displaced bones or organs by manual pressure alone.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He sent for a surgeon, who attempted to reduce the hernia by the taxis.
2 Biology A motion or orientation of a cell, organism, or part in response to an external stimulus. Compare with kinesis.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A taxis is a behavioural reaction where an animal moves directly towards (positive taxis) or away (negative taxis) from the source of the stimulus.
3 Linguistics The systematic arrangement of linguistic units (phonemes, morphemes, words, phrases, or clauses) in linear sequence.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The only remaining factor to which the difference in meaning between (1) and (2) can be ascribed is the arrangement of the morphemes (the taxis).


Mid 18th century (sense 1): from Greek, literally 'arrangement', from tassein 'arrange'. sense 2 dates from the late 19th century.

Palabras que riman con taxis

anaphylaxis, axis, praxis

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División en sílabas: tax·is

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