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Medical Term:

thigmotaxis

Pronunciation: thig'mo-tak'sis

Definition: A form of barotaxis; denoting the reaction of plant or animal protoplasm to contact with a solid body.

[G. thigma, touch, + taxis, orderly arrangement]

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