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chemotropism

[ki-mo-truh-piz-uh m] /kɪˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm/
noun, Biology
1.
oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; chemo- + -tropism
Related forms
chemotropic
[kee-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, kem-uh-] /ˌki məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌkɛm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
chemotropically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chemotropism

chemotropism

/ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊˌpɪzəm/
noun
1.
the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus
Derived Forms
chemotropic (ˌkɛməʊˈtrɒpɪk) adjective
chemotropically, adverb
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chemotropism in Medicine

chemotropism che·mot·ro·pism (kĭ-mŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)
n.
See chemotaxis.

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