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.
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chemotropism

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

chemotropism

[ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm] nchemiotropismo
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For instance, the subtilisin-like protease encoded by IDG002 was related to anther dehiscence [60]; the products of IDG008 were related to pollen tube growth [61]; the chemocyanins encoded by IDG040 could be involved in the pollination process [62] and induce pollen tube chemotropism as a diffusible chemotropic factor [63].
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.