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cytotropism

[sahy-to-truh-piz-uh m] /saɪˈtɒ trəˌpɪz əm/
noun
1.
cytotropic tendency or behavior.
Origin of cytotropism
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; cyto- + -tropism
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cytotropism in Medicine

cytotropism cy·tot·ro·pism (sī-tŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)
n.
Affinity for cells, especially the ability of viruses to localize in and damage specific cells.

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