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cytotropism

[sahy-to-truh-piz-uh m]
noun
  1. cytotropic tendency or behavior.
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Origin of cytotropism

First recorded in 1905–10; cyto- + -tropism
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cytotropism in Medicine

cytotropism

(sī-tŏtrə-pĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Affinity for cells, especially the ability of viruses to localize in and damage specific cells.
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