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Pronunciation: nu-rot'ro-pe, -pizm


  1. Affinity of basic dyes for nervous tissue.
  2. The attraction of certain pathogenic microorganisms, poisons, and nutritive substances toward the nerve centers.

[neuro- + G. trope, a turning]

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