cytopathogenic

[ sahy-toh-path-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to a substance or microorganism that is pathologic for or destructive to cells.
of or relating to such cellular changes.

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Origin of cytopathogenic

First recorded in 1955–60; cyto- + pathogenic

OTHER WORDS FROM cytopathogenic

cy·to·path·o·ge·nic·i·ty [sahy-toh-path-uh-juh-nis-i-tee], /ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ ə dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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Medical definitions for cytopathogenic

cytopathogenic
[ sī′tə-păth′ə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or producing pathological changes in cells.

Other words from cytopathogenic

cy′to•path′o•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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