taxi-, tax-, taxo-, taxio-, -taxia, -taxis, -taxy, tact-, -tactic, -tactical, -tactics

(Greek: arrangement, order, put in order, orientation; the movements or directed responses of motile organisms to stimuli, as indicated by the combining roots)

1. A tendency of nerve cells to remain close to their sources of stimulation by migrating, both in the course of their development and evolution.
2. Theory that nerve cells tend to grow in the direction of most stimulations.
Stimulation of neutrophilic leukocytes by a substance in such a manner that they are either attracted, and move toward it or they are repelled, and move away from it.

In some instances, there is no effect, which is then referred to as indifferent neutrotaxis.

Normal arrangement or order.
1. The classification of diseases.
2. The arrangement of disease nomenclatures.
The replacement of a prolapsed umbilical cord into the uterine cavity.
The inability to differentiate between dreams and reality.
1. A tendency of selective migration to some particular organ.
2. A directed response of a motile organism to an organ.
The positional, constraints on the sequences of graphemes that are used in words.
1. The movement of cells as affected by the density of the liquid containing them.
2. A directed response of a motile organism to osmotic pressure gradients.
oxygenotaxis, oxygenotactic
A directed response of a motile organism towards or away from an oxygen stimulus.
oxytaxis, oxytactic
A directed response of a motile organism to an oxygen stimulus.
parataxis, paratactic
1. The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions; as, "It was cold; the snows came."
2. The sequential ordering of proposition or clauses, without an indication of the relation (or co-ordination or subordination) between them by means of connecting words; the joining of sentences, phrases, or clauses without the use of conjunctive words; for example, "I came, I saw, I conquered." or "Drive carefully, the road is wet."
3. The attitudes, ideas, and experiences accumulated during personality development that are not effectively assimilated or integrated into the growing repository of the other attitudes, ideas, and experiences of an individual's personality.
1. Movement to a specific location in response to learned or conditioned stimuli.
2. Navigation by means of landmarks.
phobotactic (adjective); more phobotactic, most phobotactic
A fear of arrangement or order: Clarence never liked organizing things in perfect formation and sequence, but liked them to happen by using a phobotactic method, or by trial and error instead, especially when he was playing a game for the first time!
phobotaxis (s) (noun) (no plural)
In biology, an avoidance reaction of a motile organism: Phobotaxis is a response to a stimulus effectuating a cell or microbe to move in a random direction.