cytopathogenic

cytopathogenic
Pertaining to an agent or substance that causes a diseased condition in cells, in contrast to histologic changes; used especially with reference to effects observed in cells in tissue cultures.

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cy·to·patho·gen·ic -.path-ə-'jen-ik adj pathological for or destructive to cells
cy·to·patho·ge·nic·i·ty -jə-'nis-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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cy·to·path·o·gen·ic (si″to-path″o-jenґik) capable of producing pathological changes in cells.

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