Definition of cytomegalic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsīdəmiˈɡalik/ /ˌsaɪdəmɪˈɡælɪk/


  • Characterized by enlarged cells, especially with reference to a disease caused by a cytomegalovirus.

    ‘cytomegalic inclusion disease’
    • ‘Cytomegalovirus is a DNA virus that is related to herpes and causes a disease referred to as cytomegalic inclusion disease.’
    • ‘CMV pneumonitis was defined purely on a histologic basis by the presence of typical cytomegalic cells with characteristic intracellular inclusions or positive immunolabeling with a CMV-specific antibody.’