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Meaning of "thigmotaxis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THIGMOTAXIS

From Greek thigma touch + -taxis.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THIGMOTAXIS

thigmotaxis  [ˌθɪɡməˈtæksɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THIGMOTAXIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thigmotaxis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THIGMOTAXIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Taxis

A taxis is the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light or the presence of food. Taxes are innate behavioral responses. A taxis differs from a tropism in that the organism has motility and demonstrates guided movement towards or away from the stimulus source. It is sometimes distinguished from a kinesis, a non-directional change in activity in response to a stimulus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THIGMOTAXIS


aerotaxis
ˌɛərəʊˈtæksɪs
chemotaxis
ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs
cytotaxis
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtæksɪs
epistaxis
ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs
geotaxis
ˌdʒiːəʊˈtæksɪs
heliotaxis
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈtæksɪs
heterotaxis
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtæksɪs
homotaxis
ˌhəʊməʊˈtæksɪs
hydrotaxis
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs
hypotaxis
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs
parataxis
ˌpærəˈtæksɪs
phototaxis
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtæksɪs
phyllotaxis
ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs
rheotaxis
ˌriːəˈtæksɪs
stereotaxis
ˌstɛrɪəˈtæksɪs
taxis
ˈtæksɪs
telotaxis
ˌteləʊˈtæksɪs
thermotaxis
ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs
trophotaxis
ˌtrɒfəʊˈtæksɪs
tropotaxis
ˌtrəʊpəʊˈtæksɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THIGMOTAXIS

thig
thigger
thigh
thigh bone
thigh boots
thighbone
thighed
thigmotactic
thigmotactically
thigmotaxes
thigmotropic
thigmotropism
thilk
thill
thiller
thimble
thimbleberry
thimbleful
thimblerig
thimblerigged

WORDS THAT END LIKE THIGMOTAXIS

anaphylaxis
axis
chemoprophylaxis
major axis
minor axis
neutral axis
optic axis
orthoaxis
parapraxis
phylaxis
polar axis
praxis
principal axis
prophylaxis
sparaxis
synaxis
tachyphylaxis
x-axis
y-axis
z-axis

Synonyms and antonyms of thigmotaxis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «thigmotaxis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THIGMOTAXIS

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The translations of thigmotaxis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thigmotaxis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

thigmotaxis
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

thigmotaxis
570 millions of speakers

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thigmotaxis
510 millions of speakers

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thigmotaxis
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

انجذاب بالتماس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

thigmotaxis
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

thigmotaxis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

thigmotaxis
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Translator English - French

thigmotaxis
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Translator English - Malay

Thigmotaxis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Thigmotaxis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

接触走性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

thigmotaxis
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thigmotaxis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thigmotaxis
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

thigmotaxis
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थिग्मोटेक्सिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

thigmotaxis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

thigmotaxis
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

thigmotaxis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

thigmotaxis
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

thigmotaxis
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

thigmotaxis
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

thigmotaxis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

thigmotaxis
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

thigmotaxis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thigmotaxis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THIGMOTAXIS»

The term «thigmotaxis» is used very little and occupies the 178.190 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THIGMOTAXIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thigmotaxis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THIGMOTAXIS»

Discover the use of thigmotaxis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thigmotaxis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Procedures ...
A related phenomenon, thigmotaxis (Gk, thigma or touch), refers to reflexive adjustments associated with taction, but should be distinguished from Pavlov's oppositional freedom reflex. Thigmotactic adjustments are divided into two categories, ...
Steven R. Lindsay, 2013
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An Experimental Study of the Tactile System of Lynaea Stagnalis
This was demonstrated by the positive thigmotaxis shown by snails, performing exploratory movements. It was observed also that, with increasing stimulus strength, this positive thigmotaxis is substituted by a negative thigmotaxis.
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Synapses
W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas C. Südhof, Charles F. Stevens. Thigmotaxis Memory Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 % time near wall % time in goal quadrant escape latency % floating swim speed % time near old goal % EPSP increase Figure 11.1.
W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas C. Südhof, Charles F. Stevens, 2001
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11-Hydroxycorticosteroids—Advances in Research and ...
(2011 NOV 7) Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology: Bright lighting conditions during testing increase thigmotaxis and impair water maze performance in BALBlc mice Current study results from the report, “Bright lighting conditions ...
‎2012
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Orientation and Communication in Arthropods
... stimuli promise convenient conditions. Then the maggot settles itself facing the light, stops exploring and may start pupation. Thus, phototaxis and thigmotaxis act together to enable the maggot to choose the suitable place for pupation.
Miriam Lehrer, 1997
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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain : ...
Initially, most animals behave in a manner similar to that of an open-field test, circling the perimeter and remaining close to the walls (i.e., thigmotaxis). There is little opportunity for learning so long as the animal refuses to enter the center area ...
Adolescent Risk Communication Institute Daniel Romer Senior Research Fellow and Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center University of Pennsylvania, Elaine F. Walker Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Emory University, 2007
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The Rat: A Study in Behavior
This behaviour is an example of thigmotaxis, or movement orientated by tactile stimuli; it is one of the few examples of specific orientations encountered in rat behaviour: its exceptional character illustrates one feature in which mammalian ...
S. Anthony Barnett, Samuel Anthony Barnett, 2007
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Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: Over 100 Hands-on ...
Roly-polies, in addition to being hydrotaxic (attracted to moisture) and usually pho- tophobic (avoid bright light), have a third tendency with an odd name: thigmotaxis. A thigmotaxic animal will seek out a position where its body has contact with ...
Sally Stenhouse Kneidel, 1993
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Biology of Protozoa
If the cut is just in front of the cell mouth, the posterior part continues to be capable of chemotaxis and thigmotaxis, but not of thermotaxis. The sensitivity to temperature must therefore be localized in the anterior part of the cell. If the cut passes ...
D.R. Khanna, 2004
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Neurobiology of Grooming Behavior
Leppanen PK, Ravaja N and Ewalds-Kvist SB (2006): Twenty-three generations of mice bidirectionally selected for open-field thigmotaxis: selection response and repeated exposure to the open field. Behav Processes 72:23–31. Lijam N ...
Allan V. Kalueff, Justin L. La Porte, Carisa L. Bergner, 2010

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THIGMOTAXIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thigmotaxis is used in the context of the following news items.
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LPA signaling initiates schizophrenia-like brain and behavioral …
Behavioral alterations in amphetamine-induced locomotion, prepulse inhibition, thigmotaxis and social interaction—in addition to increases in tyrosine ... «Nature.com, Apr 15»
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Stress inoculation modeled in mice
Stress inoculation also decreased subsequent freezing in the open field despite comparable levels of thigmotaxis in mice from both treatment conditions. Stress ... «Nature.com, Mar 15»
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Evolution and neuroscience suggest ways to design more human …
The technical term for this response to the environment is thigmotaxis, and Sussman and Hollander find evidence of it all over, from the strategy rats employ to ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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'Ambitious project' scales new heights
Image: Erin Coates,Thigmotaxis, 2014. Digital drawing on film still. Image courtesy and © the artist. Perth artist Erin Coates has been commissioned to re-shape ... «ArtsHub, Sep 14»
5
Bed bug reports up in Chicago
Bed bugs like tight quarters — a behavioral response known as thigmotaxis, also seen in earwigs and silverfish. That has served them well, evolutionarily ... «WBEZ, Jan 13»
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[Tech Talk] The Importance of German Cockroach Baiting
But place them where cockroaches will encounter them; recall the phenomenon of thigmotaxis — place monitors where two surfaces meet. Place them along ... «PCT Magazine, Apr 12»

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