plural -s
: the tendency of isolated cells and cell masses to move toward or away from one another

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary cyt- + -tropism; originally formed as German zytotropismus

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cytotropism was in 1895

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“Cytotropism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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