Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the growth or bending of organisms in relation to chemical substances; exhibiting chemotropism. Also chemotropical.

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  • adjective of, related to, or in response to chemotropism

Etymologies

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chemo- + -tropic

Examples

  • We did Chi Gong, went in for peritoneal taps every 10 days (extracting from his stomach cavity 5 to 6 liters of ascites fluid buildup each time), meditated, kept a healer busy 20 to 30 hours a week, interviewed oncologists looking for specific chemotropic agents to knock out his tumors, took saunas, and maintained a very positive state of mind.

    Dal LaMagna: My Friend, Derek Lamb

  • After one trip, he returned with a grainy home video that he'd shot out of the window of a deepwater submersible – the first footage ever shot of a bizarre chemotropic cuttlefish that nobody even knew existed.

    Deception Point

  • After one trip, he returned with a grainy home video that he’d shot out of the window of a deepwater submersible—the first footage ever shot of a bizarre chemotropic cuttlefish that nobody even knew existed.

    Deception Point

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