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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Plants are also able to concentrate their roots in P-fertilised zones (Anghinoni and Barber 1980), presumably by chemotropism.
Jessell, then all at Columbia University in New York City, were the first to describe chemotropism at work in the spinal cord.