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Pronunciation: he'mo-trop'ik

Definition: Pertaining to the mechanism by which a substance in or on blood cells, especially the erythrocytes, attracts phagocytic cells; the latter change direction and migrate toward the hemotropic cells.

Synonym(s): hematotropic

[hemo- + G. tropos, direction (or trope, a turning)]

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