adjective Date: circa 1909 having an affinity for cells

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  • cytophilic — SYN: cytotropic. [cyto + G. philos, fond] * * * cy·to·phil·ic .sīt ə fil ik adj having an affinity for cells * * * cy·to·phil·ic (si to filґik) [cyto + philic] having an affinity for cells, as cytophilic antibodies …   Medical dictionary

  • cytophilic — cy·to·phil·ic (sī tə fĭlʹĭk) adj. Having an affinity for cells. * * * …   Universalium

  • cytophilic — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • antibody — An immunoglobulin molecule produced by B lymphoid cells with a specific amino acid sequence evoked in humans or other animals by an antigen (immunogen). These molecules are characterized by reacting specifically with the antigen in some… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaphylaxis — An induced systemic or generalized sensitivity; at times the term a. is used for anaphylactic shock. The term is commonly used to denote the immediate, transient kind of immunologic (allergic) reaction characterized by contraction of smooth …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • hypersensitivity — Abnormal sensitivity, a condition in which there is an exaggerated response by the body to the stimulus of a foreign agent. See allergy. contact h. 1. SYN: contact dermatitis. 2. SYN: delayed reaction. delayed h. 1 …   Medical dictionary

  • armed macrophages — macrophages capable of inducing cytotoxicity as a consequence of antigen binding by cytophilic antibodies on their surfaces or by factors derived from T lymphocytes …   Medical dictionary

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