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Of or relating to degeneration or disease of cells.


of or relating to cytopathy


(ˌsaɪ təˈpæθ ɪk)

of, pertaining to, or characterized by a pathological change in the function or form of a cell, leading to its death.
[1960–65; cyto- + -pathic]
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A cytopathic effect was observed, which demonstrated viability and infectivity of the virus.
The viral cytopathic effect (CPE) was examined daily using a light microscope.
The cells were further incubated until cytopathic effect (CPE) was observed in more than 80 percent of the cells.
There are two biotypes defined as cytopathic (cp) or non-cytopathic (ncp) according whether or not they produce cytopathic effects in cell cultures (Brodersen, 2014).
In the traditional "gold standard" assay, which is cell culture, rubella virus produces no or inconspicuous cytopathic effect (CPE) in most of the cell lines.
The virus can be detected by immunofluorescence, and cytopathic effect.
The microscopic pathology of CMV infected cells, known as its viral cytopathic effect, is quite characteristic and can be well appreciated in Figure 1.
Thus, scrub typhus infected in liver is speculated to cause mild focal inflammation due to intrahepatic sinusoidal endothelial vasculitis and to increase the levels of aminotransferases due to direct cytopathic liver damage.
3% of cases, histologically shows squamous cells with nuclear enlargement (two to three times normal size), irregularity of the nuclear membrane contour, hyperchromatic nucleus with perinuclear halo, Collectively, these types of changes are called a cytopathic effect; various types of cytopathic effect can be seen in many different cell types infected by many different types of virus.
The three flasks were incubated at 37[degrees]C and observed daily for 7 days until full cytopathic effect was seen on the cells.
The progressive death of T lymphocytes is attributed to immune activation rather than to viral cytopathic effect.
For this purpose dermatotselyullyarnoy cytopathic effect was investigated sera from rabbit immunoglobulins isolated therefrom in cell cultures of epidermal cells (cultured multilayered epidermis cow) in different dilutions (1:10 to 1:640).