movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid.
of or relating to stereotaxis
(med) of or relating to precise localization of a tissue, esp in the brain: stereotactic surgery
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’-)
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.
- Stereotactic instrument
stereotactic instrument n. An apparatus attached to the head, used to localize precisely an area in the brain by means of coordinates related to intracerebral structures.
- Stereotactic surgery
stereotactic surgery n. See stereotaxis.
noun 1. magnetic tape used for recording and reproducing sound stereophonically.
adjective, Anatomy. 1. of, relating to, or based on three-dimensional studies of the brain, especially as an adjunct to brain surgery.