from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Movement or growth of an organism or part of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the movement or growth of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The growth or bending of organisms, or of the parts of organisms, in relation to chemical substance.


chemo- +‎ tropism (Wiktionary)


  • An unexpected chemotropism was drawing them together.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • The sensitiveness belonging to living substance, known by the names heliotropism, chemotropism, etc., is like a sketch of sensation and of the reactions following it; organic memory is the basis and the obliterated form of conscious memory.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • _chemotropism_ and is supposed to be due in the cases mentioned, to the action of chemical substances such as are given off by the bacteria or the dead cells.

    Disease and Its Causes


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