contact inhibition

noun

: cessation of cellular movement, growth, and division upon contact with other cells

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contact inhibition was in 1965

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“Contact inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20inhibition. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

contact inhibition

noun

: cessation of cellular undulating movements upon contact with other cells with accompanying cessation of cell growth and division
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