contact inhibition

noun

Definition of contact inhibition

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

First Known Use of contact inhibition

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Contact inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20inhibition. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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contact inhibition

noun

Medical Definition of contact inhibition

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

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