homing device

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Noun1.homing device - the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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The molecule acts like a homing device for prostate cancer.
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But chlorotoxin acts like a homing device, binding only to cancer-causing cells.