cytotaxis

[ sahy-tuh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈtæk sɪs /

noun Biology.

the mutual attraction or repulsion of cells or groups of motile cells.

Origin of cytotaxis

Related forms

cy·to·tac·tic [sahy-tuh-tak-tik] /ˌsaɪ təˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytotaxis

cytotaxis

/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈtæksɪs) /

noun

biology movement of cells due to external stimulation
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Medicine definitions for cytotaxis

cytotaxis

[ sī′tə-tăksĭs ]

n.

The attraction or repulsion of cells for one another.

Related forms

cy′to•tactic (-tăktĭk) adj.
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