dermatropic

or der·mo·trop·ic

[dur-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]

adjective

(especially of viruses) in, attracted toward, or affecting the skin.

Also der·mat·o·trop·ic [der-mat-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /dərˌmæt əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/.

Origin of dermatropic

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dermatotropic in Medicine

dermatotropic

[dûr′mə-tō-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]

n.

Having an affinity for the skin.
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