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chemoattractant

Line breaks: chemo|attract|ant
Pronunciation: /ˌkiːməʊəˈtraktənt
 
, ˌkɛm-/

Definition of chemoattractant in English:

noun

Biology
A substance which attracts motile cells of a particular type.
Example sentences
  • These activated cells release chemoattractants and growth factors that result in cellular proliferation and granuloma formation.
  • Both C3a and C5a are also known chemoattractants for inflammatory cells.
  • This fungus has just two mating types and pheromones are secreted to act as chemoattractants for identifying compatible mating partners.

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