Definition of chemoattractant in English:


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


  • A substance which attracts motile cells of a particular type.
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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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