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Pronunciation: tro-fot'ro-pizm

Definition: Chemotaxis of living cells in relation to nutritive material; it may be positive (toward nutritive material) or negative (away from nutritive material).

Synonym(s): trophotaxis

[tropho- + G. trope, a turning]

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