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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.
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(Biology) the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus
chemotropic adj
ˌchemoˈtropically adv
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(kɪˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm)

oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.
che•mo•trop•ic (ˌki məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌkɛm ə-) adj.
che`mo•trop′i•cal•ly, adv.
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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
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[ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm] nchemiotropismo
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Chemotropic and Contact Responses of Phytophthora sojae Hyphae to Soybean Isoflavonoids and Artificial Substrates.
Furthermore, chemotropic growth of fungi occurred toward roots (Bordallo et al., 2002), and trap devices were triggered in response to the exudates released from the roots (Persmark and Nordbring-Hertz, 1997).
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The ALL was in the remission phase with seven courses of previous chemotropic. The history of central venous line insertion was detected.