neurotropic

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adjective neu·ro·trop·ic \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈträ-pik, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurotropic

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

Origin and Etymology of neurotropic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

neurotropic

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adjective neu·ro·trop·ic \ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈträp-ik\

Medical Definition of neurotropic

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


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