Definition of chemoattractant in English:

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chemoattractant

Pronunciation: /ˌkiːməʊəˈtraktənt/
/ˌkɛməʊəˈtraktənt/

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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