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thig·mo·tax·is  audio  (thgm-tkss) KEY 

NOUN:
See stereotaxis.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek thigma, touch (from thinganein, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + -taxis

OTHER FORMS:
thigmo·tactic  (-tktk) KEY (Adjective), thigmo·tacti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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