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chemotaxis

noun che·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of CHEMOTAXIS

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

Origin of CHEMOTAXIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1887

chemotaxis

noun che·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural che·mo·tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CHEMOTAXIS

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

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