from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Movement or growth of an organism or part of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The growth or bending of organisms, or of the parts of organisms, in relation to chemical substance.
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- noun the
movementor growthof an organismin response to a chemical stimulus
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An unexpected chemotropism was drawing them together.
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.
_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.