Definition of chemoattractant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkēmōəˈtraktənt/ /ˌkemō-/


A substance that attracts motile cells of a particular type: a fibroblast chemoattractant
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  • 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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Syllabification: che·mo·at·tract·ant

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