noun. movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus.
- negative chemotaxis
- chemo- (English)
- taxis (English)
- τάξις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word chemotaxis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Your body also uses positive chemotaxis to set "destinations" for newly-developed cells so that when a newborn cell gets to a certain place in your body, it'll stop moving and stay there.