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viscerotropic Syllabification: vis·cer·o·trop·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌvisərəˈtrōpik/ /-ˈträpik/

Definition of viscerotropic in English:


(Of a microorganism) tending to attack or affect the viscera.
Example sentences
  • 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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