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[noo r-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌnyʊər-/

adjective, Medicine/Medical.
having an affinity for nerve cells or tissue:
a neurotropic virus; a neurotropic drug.


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