chemotropism

[ki-mo-truh-piz-uh m]
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noun Biology.

oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.

Origin of chemotropism

First recorded in 1895–1900; chemo- + -tropism
Related formsche·mo·trop·ic [kee-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, kem-uh-] /ˌki məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌkɛm ə-/, adjectiveche·mo·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chemotropism

chemotropism

noun

the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus
Derived Formschemotropic (ˌkɛməʊˈtrɒpɪk), adjectivechemotropically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for chemotropism

chemotropism

[kĭ-mŏtrə-pĭz′əm]

n.

chemotaxis
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