contact inhibition

noun

Definition of contact inhibition

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

First Known Use of contact inhibition

1965


Medical Dictionary

contact inhibition

noun

Medical Definition of contact inhibition

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


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