chemotropism


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che·mot·ro·pism

 (kĭ-mŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Movement or growth of an organism or part of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.

che′mo·tro′pic (kē′mō-trō′pĭk, kĕm′ō-) adj.

chemotropism

(ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊˌpɪzəm)
n
(Biology) the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus
chemotropic adj
ˌchemoˈtropically adv

che•mot•ro•pism

(kɪˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm)

n.
oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.
[1895–1900]
che•mo•trop•ic (ˌki məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌkɛm ə-) adj.
che`mo•trop′i•cal•ly, adv.

chemotropism

growth or motion in response to a chemical stimulus. — chemotropic, adj.
See also: Biology, Growth
growth or motion in response to a chemical stimulus. — chemotropic, adj.
See also: Motion
Translations

chemotropism

[ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm] nchemiotropismo
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FOX-WILSON & HORT (1926) made a count of insects visiting an Oak tree, listing several species of Diptera, Hymenoptera and Coleoptera, many of them attracted by chemotropism, stimulated by the smell of the exudate.
Two principle theories have emerged concerning the directional growth of nerve fibersthe neurotropism or chemotropism hypothesis of Ramon et al [3] and the principle of contact guidance of Weiss.