organotropism

[ awr-guh-no-truh-piz-uh m ]
/ ˌɔr gəˈnɒ trəˌpɪz əm /

noun

Physiology. the attraction of microorganisms or chemical substances to particular organs or tissues of the body.

Origin of organotropism

OTHER WORDS FROM organotropism

or·ga·no·trop·ic [awr-guh-nuh-trop-ik, ‐troh-pik, awr-gan-uh‐] /ˌɔr gə nəˈtrɒp ɪk, ‐ˈtroʊ pɪk, ɔrˌgæn ə‐/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for organotropism

organotropism
[ ôr′gə-nŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.

The attraction of chemical compounds or microorganisms to tissues or organs of the body.

Other words from organotropism

or′gan•o•tropic (ôr′gə-nō-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk, ôr-găn′ə-) adj.
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