chemotactic

adjective
che·​mo·​tac·​tic | \ ˌkē-mō-ˈtak-tik How to pronounce chemotactic (audio) \

Definition of chemotactic

: involving, inducing, or exhibiting chemotaxis

Other Words from chemotactic

chemotactically \ ˌkē-​mō-​ˈtak-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chemotactic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of chemotactic

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemotactic

chemo- + -tactic, after German chemotaktisch, formed after Chemotaxis chemotaxis

Note: See note at chemotaxis.

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“Chemotactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemotactic. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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chemotactic

adjective
che·​mo·​tac·​tic | \ -ˈtak-tik How to pronounce chemotactic (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemotactic

: involving, inducing, or exhibiting chemotaxis

Other Words from chemotactic

chemotactically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chemotactic (audio) \ adverb

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