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cytopathogenic

[sahy-toh-path-uh-jen-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance or microorganism that is pathologic for or destructive to cells.
2.
of or pertaining to such cellular changes.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; cyto- + pathogenic
Related forms
cytopathogenicity
[sahy-toh-path-uh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌpæθ ə dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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cytopathogenic in Medicine

cytopathogenic cy·to·path·o·gen·ic (sī'tə-pāth'ə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or producing pathological changes in cells.


cy'to·path'o·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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