Definition of cytotropism in US English:

cytotropism

noun

  • 1Movement of cells toward or away from each other, especially during embryonic development (now historical).

  • 2The tendency of a virus to infect certain types of cell.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. After German Cytotropismus.

Pronunciation

cytotropism

/sʌɪˈtɒtrəpɪz(ə)m/