chemotaxis


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Related to chemotaxis: geotaxis, positive chemotaxis

che·mo·tax·is

 (kē′mō-tăk′sĭs, kĕm′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.

che′mo·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
che′mo·tac′ti·cal·ly adv.

chemotaxis

(ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs)
n
(Microbiology) the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus
ˌchemoˈtactic adj
ˌchemoˈtactically adv

che•mo•tax•is

(ˌki moʊˈtæk sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus.
[1890–95]
che`mo•tac′tic (-tɪk) adj.
che`mo•tac′ti•cal•ly, adv.

chemotaxis

the property of some plants and animals of moving toward or away from certain chemicals.
See also: Motion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemotaxis - movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
taxis - a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
negative chemotaxis - movement away from a chemical stimulus
positive chemotaxis - movement toward a chemical stimulus
Translations
chemotassi

che·mo·tax·is

, positive chemotaxis, negative chemotaxis
n. quimiotaxis, movimiento de un organismo o célula como reacción a un estímulo químico.
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