organotropism

organotropism

[awr-guh-no-truh-piz-uhm]
noun
Physiology. the attraction of microorganisms or chemical substances to particular organs or tissues of the body.

Origin:
organo- + -tropism

organotropic [awr-guh-nuh-trop-ik, troh-pik, awr-gan-uh] , adjective
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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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