cy·​to·​path·​o·​gen·​ic ˌsī-tə-ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce cytopathogenic (audio)
: causing or involving pathological changes in cells

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytopathogenic was in 1950

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“Cytopathogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


cy·​to·​patho·​gen·​ic -ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce cytopathogenic (audio)
: of, relating to, causing, or involving pathological changes in cells
cytopathogenicity noun
plural cytopathogenicities
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