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cytotaxis

[ sahy-tuh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈtæk sɪs /
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noun Biology.
the mutual attraction or repulsion of cells or groups of motile cells.
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Origin of cytotaxis

OTHER WORDS FROM cytotaxis

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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Medical definitions for cytotaxis

cytotaxis
[ sī′tə-tăksĭs ]

n.
The attraction or repulsion of cells for one another.

Other words from cytotaxis

cy′to•tactic (-tăktĭk) adj.
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