neutrotaxis


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neu·tro·tax·is

(nū'trō-tak'sis),
A phenomenon in which neutrophilic leukocytes are stimulated by a substance in such a manner that they are either attracted and move toward it (positive neutrotaxis), or repelled and move away from it (negative neutrotaxis); in some instances, there is no effect (sometimes called indifferent neutrotaxis).
[neutrophil + G. taxis, arrangement]

neu·tro·tax·is

(nū'trō-tak'sis)
A phenomenon in which neutrophilic leukocytes are stimulated by a substance in such a manner that they are either attracted and move toward it (positive neutrotaxis), or they are repelled and move away from it (negative neutrotaxis).
[neutrophil + G. taxis, arrangement]

neutrotaxis

(nū″trō-tăk′sĭs) [ neutrophil + Gr. taxis, arrangement]
The phenomenon in which neutrophils are repelled by or attracted to a substance.