cytophilic

adjective cy·to·phil·ic \ ˌsī-tə-ˈfi-lik \

Definition of cytophilic

: having an affinity for cells

First Known Use of cytophilic

circa 1909

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cytophilic

adjective cy·to·phil·ic \ ˌsīt-ə-ˈfil-ik \

medical Definition of cytophilic

: 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., Science20 Nov. 1987

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