organotropic


organotropic
organotropic [ôr΄gə nō träp′ik, ôr gan΄əträp′ik]
adj.
ORGANO- + -TROPIC
1. designating or of a substance or virus that travels predominantly to a specific organ
2. having an affinity for a particular body organ, organ system, etc.

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  • organotropic — [ôr΄gə nō träp′ik, ôr gan΄əträp′ik] adj. [ ORGANO + TROPIC] 1. designating or of a substance or virus that travels predominantly to a specific organ 2. having an affinity for a particular body organ, organ system, etc …   English World dictionary

  • organotropic — Pertaining to or characterized by organotropism. * * * or·gan·o·trop·ic .ȯr gə nō träp ik, ȯr .gan ə adj having an affinity for particular bodily tissues or organs (as the viscera) <organotropic drugs> or·gan·o·trop·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • organotropic — or·gano·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • organotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • organotropism — The special affinity of particular drugs, pathogens, or metastatic tumors for particular organs or their component parts. Cf.:parasitotropism. SYN: organotropy. [organo + G. trope, a turning] * * * or·gan·o·tro·pism trō .piz əm n the quality or… …   Medical dictionary

  • organotropism — noun see organotropic * * * 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • organotropically — See organotropic. * * * …   Universalium

  • organotrope — or·ga·no·trope (orґgə no trōp″) an organotropic element or agent …   Medical dictionary

  • organotropically — adverb see organotropic …   Useful english dictionary


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