cytopathic
adjective Date: 1952 of, relating to, characterized by, or producing pathological changes in cells

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  • cytopathic — Pertaining to or exhibiting cytopathy. * * * cy·to·path·ic .sīt ə path ik adj of, relating to, characterized by, or producing pathological changes in cells <cytopathic agents> * * * cy·to·path·ic (si″to pathґik) pertaining to or… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytopathic — /suy teuh path ik/, adj. Pathol. of, pertaining to, or characterized by a pathological change in the function or form of a cell, leading to its death. [1960 65; CYTO + PATHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytopathic — adjective Of or pertaining to cell disease or degeneration …   Wiktionary

  • cytopathic — cy·to·path·ic …   English syllables

  • cytopathic — cy•to•path•ic [[t]ˌsaɪ təˈpæθ ɪk[/t]] adj. pat of, pertaining to, or characterized by a pathological change in the function or form of a cell, leading to its death • Etymology: 1960–65; cyto + pathic …   From formal English to slang

  • cytopathic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at cyto +|pathik adjective Etymology: cyt + pathic : of, relating to, characterized by, or producing pathological changes in cells …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cytopathic effect — Micrograph showing the viral cytopathic effect of herpes simplex virus (multi nucleation, ground glass chromatin). Pap test. Pap stain. Cytopathic effect or cytopathogenic effect (abbreviated CPE) refers to degenerative changes in cells,… …   Wikipedia

  • cytopathic effect — (si to path ik) The observable change that occurs in cells as a result of viral replication. Examples include ballooning, binding together, clustering, or even death of the cultured cells …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • cytopathic effect — ▪ microbiology       structural changes in a host cell resulting from viral infection. CPE occurs when the infecting virus causes lysis (dissolution) of the host cell or when the cell dies without lysis because of its inability to reproduce. * *… …   Universalium

  • Stealth-adapted virus — The term stealth adapted virus is used to describe cell damaging (cytopathic) viruses that lack genes coding for antigens targeted by the cellular immune system. Infection with stealth adapted viruses do not evoke the inflammatory reaction… …   Wikipedia

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