cytophilic

adjective
cy·​to·​phil·​ic | \ ˌsī-tə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce cytophilic (audio) \

Definition of cytophilic

: having an affinity for cells

First Known Use of cytophilic

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Cytophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytophilic. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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cytophilic

adjective
cy·​to·​phil·​ic | \ ˌsīt-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce cytophilic (audio) \

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., Science, 20 Nov. 1987

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