Chemiotaxis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chemiotaxis (Biol) The sensitiveness exhibited by small free-swimming organisms, as bacteria, zoöspores of algæ, etc., to chemical substances held in solution. They may be attracted (positive chemotaxis) or repelled (negative chemotaxis).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chemiotaxis Same as chemotaxis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chem,ical + Gr. arrangement, fr. to arrange