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]

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]