chalone


cha·lone

noun \ˈkā-ˌlōn, ˈka-\

Definition of CHALONE

:  a substance (as a glycoprotein) that inhibits mitosis only in the specific tissue that secretes it — compare hormone

Origin of CHALONE

Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken
First Known Use: 1914

cha·lone

noun \ˈkā-ˌlōn, ˈkal-ˌōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHALONE

: a substance (as a glycoprotein) that inhibits mitosis in the specific tissue which secretes it

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