cytophil

adjective

cy·​to·​phil
: having affinity for cells

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cyt- + -phil; probably originally formed as German zytophil

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytophil was in 1902

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“Cytophil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytophil. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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