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

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 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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