trophotaxis


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trophotaxis

 [trof″o-tak´sis]
chemotaxis of an organism in response to nutritive material.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tro·phot·ro·pism

(trō-fot'rō-pizm),
Chemotaxis of living cells in relation to nutritive material; it may be positive (toward nutritive material) or negative (away from nutritive material).
Synonym(s): trophotaxis
[tropho- + G. tropē, a turning]
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tro·phot·ro·pism

(trō-fot'rō-pizm)
Chemotaxis of living cells in relation to nutritive material; it may be positive (toward nutritive material) or negative (away from nutritive material).
Synonym(s): trophotaxis.
[tropho- + G. tropē, a turning]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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