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

First Known Use of chalone

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalone

Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken

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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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