adjective Pathology.

of, relating to, or characterized by a pathological change in the function or form of a cell, leading to its death.

Nearby words

  1. cytometaplasia,
  2. cytometer,
  3. cytometry,
  4. cytomorphology,
  5. cytomorphosis,
  6. cytopathogenic,
  7. cytopathogenic virus,
  8. cytopathologic,
  9. cytopathology,
  10. cytopathy

Origin of cytopathic

First recorded in 1960–65; cyto- + -pathic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytopathic




Of or relating to degeneration or disease of cells.

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