neurotropic

adjective
neu·​ro·​trop·​ic | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈträ-pik How to pronounce neurotropic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurotropic

: having an affinity for or localizing selectively in nerve tissue the neurotropic rabies virus

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Recent Examples on the Web As the pandemic has progressed, evidence has grown to indicate that COVID is neurotropic — adept at invading nerve cells. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, 11 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of neurotropic

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurotropic

neuro- + -tropic

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“Neurotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurotropic. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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neurotropic

adjective
neu·​ro·​trop·​ic | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈträp-ik How to pronounce neurotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurotropic

: having an affinity for or localizing selectively in nerve tissue neurotropic stains neurotropic viruses — compare dermotropic, pantropic

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