- Reduction of a hernia or of a dislocation of any part by means of manipulation.
- Systematic classification or orderly arrangement.
- The reaction of protoplasm to a stimulus, by virtue of which animals and plants are led to move or act in certain definite ways in relation to their environment; the various kinds of taxis are designated by a prefix denoting the stimulus governing them; chemotaxis, electrotaxis, thermotaxis.
[G. orderly arrangement]
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