cell suicide

noun
variants: or less commonly cellular suicide

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Perhaps the mechanism that drives cell suicide will evolve a more sophisticated function. Quanta Magazine, "Life’s Secrets Sought in a Snowflake," 3 Nov. 2015

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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cell suicide

noun
variants: also cellular suicide

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