[ sahy-tuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /

adjective Biology.

(of cells or groups of cells) growing or moving toward or away from each other.
having an affinity for cells, as certain viruses.

Origin of cytotropic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytotropic


[ sī′tə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk ]


Having an affinity for cells; cytophilic.
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