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Meaning of "chemotaxis" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHEMOTAXIS

chemotaxis  [ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHEMOTAXIS

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Chemotaxis is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CHEMOTAXIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chemotaxis

Chemotaxis is movement of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus. Somatic cells, bacteria, and other single-cell or multicellular organisms direct their movements according to certain chemicals in their environment. This is important for bacteria to find food by swimming toward the highest concentration of food molecules, or to flee from poisons. In multicellular organisms, chemotaxis is critical to early development and subsequent phases of development as well as in normal function. In addition, it has been recognized that mechanisms that allow chemotaxis in animals can be subverted during cancer metastasis. Positive chemotaxis occurs if the movement is toward a higher concentration of the chemical in question. However, negative chemotaxis occurs if the movement is in the opposite direction. Chemically prompted kinesis can be called chemokinesis.

Definition of chemotaxis in the English dictionary

The definition of chemotaxis in the dictionary is the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHEMOTAXIS


aerotaxis
ˌɛərəʊˈtæksɪs
cytotaxis
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtæksɪs
epistaxis
ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs
geotaxis
ˌdʒiːəʊˈtæksɪs
heliotaxis
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈtæksɪs
heterotaxis
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtæksɪs
homotaxis
ˌhəʊməʊˈtæksɪs
hydrotaxis
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs
hypotaxis
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs
parataxis
ˌpærəˈtæksɪs
phototaxis
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtæksɪs
phyllotaxis
ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs
rheotaxis
ˌriːəˈtæksɪs
stereotaxis
ˌstɛrɪəˈtæksɪs
taxis
ˈtæksɪs
telotaxis
ˌteləʊˈtæksɪs
thermotaxis
ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs
thigmotaxis
ˌθɪɡməˈtæksɪs
trophotaxis
ˌtrɒfəʊˈtæksɪs
tropotaxis
ˌtrəʊpəʊˈtæksɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHEMOTAXIS

chemosorb
chemosphere
chemospheric
chemostat
chemosurgery
chemosurgical
chemosynthesis
chemosynthetic
chemosynthetically
chemotactic
chemotactically
chemotaxonomic
chemotaxonomist
chemotaxonomy
chemotherapeutic
chemotherapist
chemotherapy
chemotropic
chemotropically
chemotropism

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHEMOTAXIS

anaphylaxis
axis
chemoprophylaxis
major axis
minor axis
neutral axis
optic axis
orthoaxis
parapraxis
phylaxis
polar axis
praxis
principal axis
prophylaxis
sparaxis
synaxis
tachyphylaxis
x-axis
y-axis
z-axis

Synonyms and antonyms of chemotaxis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chemotaxis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHEMOTAXIS

Find out the translation of chemotaxis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chemotaxis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chemotaxis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quimiotaxis
570 millions of speakers

English

chemotaxis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कीमोटैक्सिस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكيميائي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хемотаксис
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quimiotaxia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chemotaxis
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chimiotactisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chemotaxis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chemotaxis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

走化性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chemotaxis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hóa hướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேதத்தூண்டல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केमोटाक्सिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kemotaksis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chemiotassi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chemotaksji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хемотаксис
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chemotaxia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χημειοταξία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chemotaksis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kemotaxi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjemotaksis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chemotaxis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEMOTAXIS»

The term «chemotaxis» is regularly used and occupies the 82.698 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEMOTAXIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chemotaxis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHEMOTAXIS»

Discover the use of chemotaxis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chemotaxis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chemotaxis
"This is the first and only textbook and sourcebook on chemotaxis.
Michael Eisenbach, Joseph W. Lengeler, 2004
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Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols
Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Chemotaxis: Methods and Protocols serves scientists with practical guidance on the diverse methodologies that are currently propelling chemotaxis research forward in order to further our understanding of this ...
Tian Jin, Dale Hereld, 2009
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Effects of Host Specificity on Escherichia Coli Chemotaxis ...
Variable numbers of tandem 9-nucleotide insertions coding for polyQ sequences were discovered in tsr from different strains (similar to human polyQ genetic diseases such as Huntington's disease).
Sijana H. Dzinic, 2008
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Bacterial chemotaxis as a model behavioral system
Brief description of the system.
Daniel Koshland, 1980
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Characterization of the Chemoreceptors in the Bacillus ...
The sensing domain of the chemoreceptors is responsible for binding an attractant ligand.
George D. Glekas, 2008
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Illuminating Protein-protein Interactions in the Escherichia ...
I showed that ICAT footprinting can be used to map a protein--protein interaction.
Eric Steven Underbakke, 2008
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The Chemotaxis PhosphatasescheC AndcheX.
Chapter 4 CheX in the Three Phosphatase System of Bacterial Chemotaxis Introduction Aspartyl-phosphate phosphatases terminate the signal of phosphorylated response regulator proteins in some two-component signal transduction ...
Travis John Muff, 2007
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Emerging Environmental Technologies
Bacterial chemotaxis, a directed movement toward or away from chemicals ( energy sources), is one such behavioral response that has the potential to enhance in situ bioremediation [7]. Chemotaxis may be applied to current technologies in ...
Vishal Shah, 2008
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Campylobacter: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Chapter. 18. Campylobacter. Chemotaxis. Victoria. Korolik. and. Julian. Ketley. Abstract Bacterial motility is subject to sensory control to introduce bias in swimming direction towards beneficial environments and away from unfavourable ...
Julian M. Ketley, Michael E. Konkel, 2005
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Mathematical Biology II: Spatial Models and Biomedical ...
We showed in Section 4.12 that with parameters in the cell-chemotaxis system ( 4.30) can generate a variety of spatial patterns if the parameters are in the appropriate parameter space. Patterns such as given in the above figures can arise ...
James D. Murray, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHEMOTAXIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chemotaxis is used in the context of the following news items.
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LGG lead to discrete alterations in gut microbiota among elderly
... chemotaxis, and adhesion from Bifidobacterium and the dominant butyrate producers Roseburia and Eubacterium … suggesting that LGG ... «Healio, Jul 15»
2
Galapagos completes recruitment for ORIGIN Phase 2 trial with …
Galapagos has demonstrated in pre-clinical trials that GPR84 inhibition prevents neutrophil and macrophage chemotaxis induced by specific ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jun 15»
3
Cracking the function of the fly olfactory system to understand how …
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is an excellent model system to explore how complex behaviours, such as chemotaxis, are controlled by ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
4
Analysis of American Eels Finds Genetic Component to Fresh …
Meanwhile, the brackish/saltwater module is enriched for genes involved in growth factor receptor binding, positive regulation of chemotaxis, ... «GenomeWeb, May 15»
5
PROCLAIM(SM) Patient Registry Data Demonstrates Safety and …
Proleukin treatment is associated with impaired neutrophil function (reduced chemotaxis) and with an increased risk of disseminated infection, ... «MarketWatch, May 15»
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A large-scale screen reveals genes that mediate electrotaxis in …
Using plasmid rescue followed by gene disruption, we identified some of the mutated genes, including some previously implicated in chemotaxis. Among these ... «Science Magazine, May 15»
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Tiny plastic particles propel themselves like bacteria
... that move through chemical gradients—a process known as chemotaxis—but that this is the first one that responds to fluid flow, or rheotaxis. «Science /AAAS, May 15»
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Making biotechnology interactive with games, remote-control labs
Chemotaxis is the scientific term used to describe how microorganisms respond to chemical stimuli in their environments. For this project ... «Stanford Medical Center Report, May 15»
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PKCα promotes the mesenchymal to amoeboid transition and …
Site-directed perturbation of protein kinase C- integrin interaction blocks carcinoma cell chemotaxis. Mol Cell Biol 2002, 22(16):5897-911. «BMC Blogs Network, Apr 15»
10
Tumour cell derived effects on monocyte/macrophage polarization …
The purpose of the present in vitro study was to investigate the effects of soluble tumour cell factors on polarization and chemotaxis/migration of ... «BMC Blogs Network, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chemotaxis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chemotaxis>. Aug 2019 ».
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