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Medical Term:

cytotropism

Pronunciation: si-tot'ro-pizm

Definition:

  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]

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