[sahy-to-truh-piz-uh m]

Origin of cytotropism

First recorded in 1905–10; cyto- + -tropism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cytotropism in Medicine


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