cytophilic

adjective

cy·​to·​phil·​ic ˌsī-tə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce cytophilic (audio)
: having an affinity for cells

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytophilic was circa 1909

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“Cytophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytophilic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cytophilic

adjective
cy·​to·​phil·​ic ˌsīt-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce cytophilic (audio)
: having an affinity for cells
It should be noted also that in the cell transfer experiment reported above, cytophilic IgE was detected on macrophages, eosinophils, and platelets …André Capron, et al., Science
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