Definition of chemotactic in English:

chemotactic

adjective

Biology
  • See chemotaxis

    • ‘The biochemistry and structural biology of the chemotactic phosphorelay is now understood in some detail.’
    • ‘Besides resulting in a loss of barrier and secretory function, such damage elicits the production of chemotactic cytokines, leading to further inflammation.’
    • ‘Foam cells also release chemotactic and growth-promoting substances reminiscent of a typical inflammatory response following an infection or allergic episode.’
    • ‘In general, chemotactic and phagocytic responses are significantly reduced.’
    • ‘The mechanism of aggregation involves both chemotaxis of individual cells, and the propagation of the chemotactic signal from one ameba to another.’