cytotropism

[ sahy-to-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ saɪˈtɒ trəˌpɪz əm /

noun

cytotropic tendency or behavior.

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Origin of cytotropism

First recorded in 1905–10; cyto- + -tropism
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Medical definitions for cytotropism

cytotropism
[ sī-tŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.

Affinity for cells, especially the ability of viruses to localize in and damage specific cells.
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