Medical Definition of Virus, xenotropic
Virus, xenotropic: A virus that can grow in the cells of a species foreign to the normal host species, a species different from that which normally hosts it.
Xeno- means foreign while -tropic refers to growth. So xeno- + -tropic = capable of growing in a foreign environment.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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