Definition of viscerotropic in English:


Line breaks: vis¦cero|trop¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌvɪs(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊpɪk
, -ˈtrɒpɪk/


  • (Of a microorganism) tending to attack or affect the viscera: the viscerotropic virus has been repeatedly isolated in Europe
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    • Isolates that cause the respiratory-nervous syndrome, even those that are highly pathogenic, usually produce few or no distinct gross lesions; however, isolates that cause viscerotropic syndrome often do.
    • In the reports of viscerotropic disease, 14% have a history of thymus disease with subsequent thymectomy.
    • These same viscerotropic viruses may cause typical signs and lesions of VVND when inoculated into chickens.

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