having a specific affinity for the skin.
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Having an affinity for the skin.
Synonym(s): dermotropic
[dermato- + G. trōpe, a turning]
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Having an affinity for the skin.
Synonym(s): dermotropic.
[dermato- + G. trōpe, a turning]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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