cytomegalic

adjective

cy·​to·​me·​gal·​ic ˌsī-tō-mi-ˈga-lik How to pronounce cytomegalic (audio)
: characterized by or causing the formation of enlarged cells

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytomegalic was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Cytomegalic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytomegalic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytomegalic

adjective
cy·​to·​me·​gal·​ic ˌsīt-ō-mi-ˈgal-ik How to pronounce cytomegalic (audio)
: characterized by or causing the formation of enlarged cells
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