[ sahy-tuh-path-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈpæθ ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

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

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


[ sī′tə-păthĭk ]


Of or relating to degeneration or disease of cells.

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