cytochalasin


cy·to·cha·la·sin

noun \ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈlā-sən\

Definition of CYTOCHALASIN

:  any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes

Origin of CYTOCHALASIN

cyt- + Greek chalasis slackening + English 1-in
First Known Use: 1966

cy·to·cha·la·sin

noun \ˌsīt-ō-kə-ˈlā-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYTOCHALASIN

: any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes

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