chemoattractant

/ (ˌkɛməʊəˈtræktənt) /

noun

a chemical substance that provokes chemotaxis, esp one that causes a bacterium to move in the direction in which its concentration is increasing

Nearby words

  1. chemmy,
  2. chemnitz,
  3. chemo,
  4. chemo-,
  5. chemo-organotroph,
  6. chemoautotroph,
  7. chemoautroph,
  8. chemobiotic,
  9. chemocautery,
  10. chemodectoma

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