from The Century Dictionary.

  • A collateral form of chemotactic.


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  • We may say, however, that there are several factors concerned in natural immunity, of which the most important may be said to be the three following, viz. variations in the bactericidal action of the serum _in vivo_, variations in the chemiotactic or opsonic properties of the serum _in vivo_, and variations in the digestive properties of the leucocytes of the particular animal.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" Various


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