- oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.
Origin of chemotropism
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Examples from the Web for chemotropism
The act of seeking the female as well as that of cohabitation are in many cases combinations of chemotropism and stereotropism.
We have already alluded to certain phenomena of chemotropism in Chapter IV.
Herbst pointed out that this might be a case of chemotropism, caused by the oxygen surrounding the egg.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
It is chemotropism, not solicitude for its offspring, which drives the flesh fly to lay its eggs on decaying meat.Being Well-Born
Michael F. Guyer
- the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus
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