chalone

noun cha·lone \ ˈkā-ˌlōn , ˈka- \

Definition of chalone

: a substance (such 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


Medical Dictionary

chalone

noun cha·lone \ ˈkā-ˌlōn , ˈkal-ˌōn \

medical Definition of chalone

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

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