cytopathogenic virus

cy·to·path·o·gen·ic vi·rus

a virus the multiplication of which leads to degenerative changes in the host cell.
See also: cytopathic effect.
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cy·to·path·o·gen·ic vi·rus

(sī'tō-path-ŏ-jen'ik vī'rŭs)
A virus the multiplication of which leads to degenerative changes in the host cell.
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In CSF we found a rapidly growing cytopathogenic virus in Vero cell culture (unpublished).
Retrospective virologic examination of postmortem specimens (tracheal aspirate, liver, lungs, and stomach) in different cell lines (Vero, RD, L20B) showed cytopathogenic virus, which was suggestive of HSV that was identified by PCR.