Definition of Galvanotropism

1. n. The tendency of a root to place its axis in the line of a galvanic current.



Definition of Galvanotropism

1. Noun. (biology) Any movement or alignment of an organism with respect to an electric field ¹

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Medical Definition of Galvanotropism

1. The directed movement of cells induced by an applied voltage. This movement is almost always directed toward the cathode, occurs at fields around 1 mV/mm and is argued to be involved in cell guidance during morphogenesis and in the repair of wounds. The term galvanotropism is used for neurons, since the cell body remain stationary and the neurites grow toward the cathode. Note that these processes involve cell locomotion and are distinct from cell electrophoresis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Galvanotropism

galvanopalpation
galvanoplastic
galvanoplasty
galvanopuncture
galvanoscope
galvanoscopes
galvanoscopic
galvanoscopy
galvanostat
galvanostatic
galvanostats
galvanosurgery
galvanotaxis
galvanotherapy
galvanotonus
galvanotropism (current term)
galvinize
galwes
galyac
galyacs
galyak
galyaks
gam
gama
gamabufagin
gamabufogenin
gamabufotalin
gamagarite
gamaglobulin electrophoresis

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