Definition of chemoattractant in English:

chemoattractant

noun

Biology
  • A substance that attracts motile cells of a particular type.

    ‘a fibroblast chemoattractant’
    • ‘These activated cells release chemoattractants and growth factors that result in cellular proliferation and granuloma formation.’
    • ‘This fungus has just two mating types and pheromones are secreted to act as chemoattractants for identifying compatible mating partners.’
    • ‘Both C3a and C5a are also known chemoattractants for inflammatory cells.’
    • ‘Netrins are chemoattractants for commissural axons in the vertebral spinal cord.’
    • ‘The release of the chemoattractant IL - 8 by isolated cells may help explain the neutrophil infiltration that occurs later during VILI.’

Pronunciation:

chemoattractant

/ˌkemō-//ˌkēmōəˈtraktənt/