cell suicide

variants: or less commonly cellular suicide

Definition of cell suicide

Examples of cell suicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brother of Jeffrey Epstein, the alleged millionaire pedophile and friend to celebrities and politicians, has raised new doubts about his kin’s shocking jail cell suicide in a new book that promises to put the scandal back in the news. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Jeffrey Epstein’s brother doubts suicide, ‘refused’ info on jail cell hanging: Book," 27 May 2020 Blebs signal cell suicide; when stressed cells start chopping up their own proteins, their membranes distend. Laura Mallonee, Wired, "How the Coronavirus Got Its Close-Up, Thanks to Electrons," 19 May 2020 Cells use a variety of ways to eliminate their rivals, from kicking them out of a tissue to inducing cell suicide or even engulfing them and cannibalizing their components. Kendall Powell, Scientific American, "Survival of the Fittest Cells," 22 Jan. 2020 Maxwell, 58, dated Epstein more than a decade ago and became a member of his tight inner circle until his Aug. 10 jail-cell suicide earlier this year. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell under FBI investigation," 28 Dec. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cell suicide.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cell suicide

1980, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cell suicide

Time Traveler for cell suicide

Time Traveler

The first known use of cell suicide was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Statistics for cell suicide

Cite this Entry

“Cell suicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20suicide. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cell suicide

cell suicide

variants: also cellular suicide

Medical Definition of cell suicide

Comments on cell suicide

What made you want to look up cell suicide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!