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chemotaxis

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noun che·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of chemotaxis

  1. :  orientation or movement of an organism or cell in relation to chemical agents



Origin of chemotaxis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1887


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chemotaxis

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noun che·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Medical Definition of chemotaxis

plural che·mo·tax·es \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  orientation or movement of an organism or cell in relation to chemical agents




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