- Movement of cells or organisms in response to chemicals, whereby the cells are attracted (positive chemotaxis) or repelled (negative chemotaxis) by substances exhibiting chemical properties.
- The migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages toward higher concentrations of certain fragments of complement.
[chemo- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]
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