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organotropism

[awr-guh-no-truh-piz-uh m] /ˌɔr gəˈnɒ trəˌpɪz əm/
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Physiology. the attraction of microorganisms or chemical substances to particular organs or tissues of the body.
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organotropic
[awr-guh-nuh-trop-ik, ‐troh-pik, awr-gan-uh‐] /ˌɔr gə nəˈtrɒp ɪk, ‐ˈtroʊ pɪk, ɔrˌgæn ə‐/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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organotropic in Medicine

organotropism or·gan·ot·ro·pism (ôr'gə-nŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)
n.
The attraction of chemical compounds or microorganisms to tissues or organs of the body.


or'gan·o·trop'ic (ôr'gə-nō-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk, ôr-gān'ə-) adj.
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