Stereotactic



noun, Biology.
1.
movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid.
stereotactic
/ˌstɛrɪəˈtæktɪk; ˌstɪər-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to stereotaxis
2.
(med) of or relating to precise localization of a tissue, esp in the brain: stereotactic surgery
noun
1.
the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of contact with a solid object

stereotaxis ster·e·o·tax·is (stěr’ē-ə-tāk’sĭs, stēr’-) or ster·e·o·tax·y (stěr’ē-ə-tāk’sē, stēr’-)
n.

A method in neurosurgery and neurological research for precisely locating points within the brain using an external, 3-dimensional frame of reference. Also called stereoencephalotomy, stereotactic surgery.

Movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body. Also called thigmotaxis.

ster’e·o·tac’tic (-tāk’tĭk) or ster’e·o·tax’ic (-tāk’sĭk) or ster’e·o·tac’ti·cal (-tāk’tĭ-kəl) or ster’e·o·tax’i·cal (-tāk’sĭ-kəl) adj.

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