Definition of chemotropically in US English:



  • See chemotropism

    • ‘If the axon reorients towards or away from the pipette it suggests that the molecule acts chemotropically to influence axon behavior.’
    • ‘Upon germination, broomrape seeds develop a small radicle that grows chemotropically towards host roots and firmly connects to a host rootlet.’
    • ‘Growth cones isolated from their cell bodies are able to navigate correctly along the visual pathway in vivo and to respond chemotropically to guidance factors in vitro.’
    • ‘Hunger, for example, calls out motion through changes produced by katabolism in the organism, whereby it is attracted chemotropically to food.’