cytotropic
Having affinity for cells: not to be confused with cytotrophic.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cytotropic — Having an affinity for cells. SYN: cytophilic. * * * cy·to·tro·pic .sīt ə trō pik, träp ik adj attracted to cells <a cytotropic virus> * * * cy·to·tro·pic (si″to troґpik) [cyto + tropic] attracting cells; possessing an affinity for… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytotropic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: cyt + tropic 1. : exhibiting cytotropism 2. : attracted to cells a cytotropic virus * * * /suy teuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Biol. 1. (of cells or groups of cells) growing or moving toward or away from each other.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cytotropic — /suy teuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Biol. 1. (of cells or groups of cells) growing or moving toward or away from each other. 2. having an affinity for cells, as certain viruses. [CYTO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytotropic — adj. moving towards or away from (of cells); attracted to cells (pertaining to certain viruses) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytotropic — cy·to·tropic …   English syllables

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  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

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