cytotropism


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cytotropism

 [si-tot´ro-pizm]
1. cell movement in response to external stimulation.
2. the tendency of viruses, bacteria, drugs, and other substances to exert their effect upon certain cells of the body.

cy·tot·ro·pism

(sī-tot'rō-pizm),
1. Affinity for cells.
2. Affinity for specific cells, especially the ability of viruses to localize in and damage specific cells.
[cyto- + G. tropos, a turning]

cytotropism

/cy·to·tro·pism/ (si-tah´trah-pizm)
1. cell movement in response to external stimulation.
2. the tendency of viruses, bacteria, drugs, etc., to exert their effect upon certain cells of the body.cytotro´pic

cytotropism

[sī′tōtrop′izm]
a characteristic of some cells and agents that enables them to approach other cells or selectively bind them.

cy·tot·ro·pism

(sī-tot'rŏ-pizm)
1. Affinity for cells.
2. Affinity for specific cells, especially the ability of viruses to localize in and damage specific cells.
[cyto- + G. tropos, a turning]

cytotropism

1. cell movement in response to external stimulation.
2. the tendency of viruses, bacteria, drugs, etc., to be attracted to and exert their effect upon certain cells of the body.