Reaction of living tissue to changes in pressure. SYN: barotropism. [G. baros, weight, + taxis, order]

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baro·tax·is .bar-ō-'tak-səs n, pl -tax·es -.sēz a taxis in which pressure is the orienting stimulus

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baro·tax·is (bar″o-takґsis) [baro- + taxis] stimulation of living matter by change of the pressure relations under which it exists; see also barotropism.

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