Chemotactic



[kee-moh-tak-sis, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈtæk sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-/

noun, Biology.
1.
oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus.
/ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus
n.

1891, coined in German, 1888, by German botanist Wilhelm Pfeffer (1845-1920) from chemo- + Greek taxis “arrangement” (see taxidermy).

chemotactic che·mo·tac·tic (kē’mō-tāk’tĭk, kěm’ō-)
adj.
Of or relating to chemotaxis.

chemotaxis che·mo·tax·is (kē’mō-tāk’sĭs, kěm’ō-)
n.
The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus. Also called chemotropism.
chemotaxis
(kē’mō-tāk’sĭs, kěm’ō-)
The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus. Bacteria exhibit chemotaxis when they move toward a source of nutrients.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Chemotaxis

    [kee-moh-tak-sis, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈtæk sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, Biology. 1. oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus. /ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs/ noun 1. the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus n. 1891, coined in German, 1888, by German botanist Wilhelm Pfeffer (1845-1920) from chemo- + Greek taxis “arrangement” (see taxidermy). […]

  • Chemotherapeutic

    [kee-moh-ther-uh-pyoo-tiks, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪks, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. .



  • Chemotaxonomy

    [kee-moh-tak-son-uh-mee, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, Biochemistry, Biology. 1. the identification and classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.

  • Chemotherapeutics

    [kee-moh-ther-uh-pyoo-tiks, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪks, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. .



Disclaimer: Chemotactic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.