chemotactic

chemotaxis

[kee-moh-tak-sis, kem-oh-]
noun Biology.
oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus.

Origin:
1890–95; chemo- + -taxis

chemotactic [kee-moh-tak-tik, kem-oh-] , adjective
chemotactically, adverb
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chemotaxis (ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs)
 
n
the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus
 
chemo'tactic
 
adj
 
chemo'tactically
 
adv

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chemotaxis
1894, Mod.L., coined in Ger. 1888, from chemo- + Gk. taxis "arrangement" (see taxidermy).
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chemotactic che·mo·tac·tic (kē'mō-tāk'tĭk, kěm'ō-)
adj.
Of or relating to chemotaxis.

chemotaxis che·mo·tax·is (kē'mō-tāk'sĭs, kěm'ō-)
n.
The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus. Also called chemotropism.

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chemotaxis   (kē'mō-tāk'sĭs, kěm'ō-)  Pronunciation Key 
The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus. Bacteria exhibit chemotaxis when they move toward a source of nutrients.
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