cytomegalic

adjective
cy·​to·​me·​gal·​ic | \ ˌsī-tō-mi-ˈga-lik How to pronounce cytomegalic (audio) \

Definition of cytomegalic

: characterized by or causing the formation of enlarged cells

First Known Use of cytomegalic

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cytomegalic

New Latin cytomegalia condition of having enlarged cells, from cyt- + megal- + -ia

Learn More About cytomegalic

Time Traveler for cytomegalic

Time Traveler

The first known use of cytomegalic was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cytomegalic

cytome

cytomegalic

cytomegalovirus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cytomegalic

Cite this Entry

“Cytomegalic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytomegalic. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for cytomegalic

cytomegalic

adjective
cy·​to·​me·​gal·​ic | \ ˌsīt-ō-mi-ˈgal-ik How to pronounce cytomegalic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytomegalic

: characterized by or causing the formation of enlarged cells

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!