Definition of chemoattractant in English:


Syllabification: che·mo·at·tract·ant
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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