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chalone

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noun cha·lone \ˈkā-ˌlōn, ˈka-\

Definition of chalone

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



Origin and Etymology of chalone

Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken


First Known Use: 1914


Medical Dictionary

chalone

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noun cha·lone \ˈkā-ˌlōn, ˈkal-ˌōn\

Medical Definition of chalone

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




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