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chemokinesis

[ kee-moh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
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noun
increased activity of an organism due to a chemical substance.
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Origin of chemokinesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; chemo- + kinesis

OTHER WORDS FROM chemokinesis

che·mo·ki·net·ic [kee-moh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-, kem-oh-], /ˌki moʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-, ˌkɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chemokinesis

chemokinesis
/ (ˌkɛməʊkaɪˈniːsɪs) /

noun
immunol the random movement of cells, such as leucocytes, stimulated by substances in their environment
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Medical definitions for chemokinesis

chemokinesis
[ kē′mō-kə-nēsĭs, -kī- ]

n.
Stimulation of an organism by a chemical.

Other words from chemokinesis

che′mo•ki•netic (-kĭ-nĕtĭk, -kī-) adj.
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