neurotropic

[ noo r-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌnyʊər- /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

having an affinity for nerve cells or tissue: a neurotropic virus; a neurotropic drug.

Nearby words

  1. neurotransmission,
  2. neurotransmitter,
  3. neurotripsy,
  4. neurotrophic,
  5. neurotrophy,
  6. neurotropism,
  7. neurotropy,
  8. neurotubule,
  9. neurotypical,
  10. neurovaccine

Origin of neurotropic

First recorded in 1900–05; neuro- + -tropic

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