organotropism


organotropism
organotropic /awr'geuh neuh trop"ik, -troh"pik, awr gan'euh-/, adj.
/awr'geuh no"treuh piz'euhm/, n.
Physiol. the attraction of microorganisms or chemical substances to particular organs or tissues of the body.
[ORGANO- + -TROPISM]

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