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organotropism

[ awr-guh-no-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ ˌɔr gəˈnɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
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noun

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

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Origin of 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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Medical definitions for organotropism

organotropism
[ ôr′gə-nŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.

The attraction of chemical compounds or microorganisms to tissues or organs of the body.
or′gan•o•tropic (ôr′gə-nō-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk, ôr-găn′ə-) adj.
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