cell cycle


Definition of cell cycle

: the complete series of events from one cell division to the next — compare g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase, s phase

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The answer could have implications for treatment — cells that divide more rapidly, for example, would be more vulnerable to drugs that effect replication or the cell cycle. Quanta Magazine, "Tracking the Evolution of Cancer, Cell by Cell," 13 Nov. 2013 Previous research had shown these proteins regulate the cell cycle, including cell death, and suppressing them is thought to extend life span. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "State of Science: A Tragic Drug Trial, Questioning Chemo and Immune Improvements," 1 Jan. 2019

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of cell cycle

: the complete series of events from one cell division to the next — see g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase, s phase

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