cytochalasin

noun
cy·​to·​cha·​la·​sin | \ ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈlā-sən How to pronounce cytochalasin (audio) \

Definition of cytochalasin

: any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes

First Known Use of cytochalasin

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cytochalasin

cyt- + Greek chalasis slackening + English -in entry 1

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“Cytochalasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytochalasin. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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cytochalasin

noun
cy·​to·​cha·​la·​sin | \ ˌsīt-ō-kə-ˈlā-sən How to pronounce cytochalasin (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytochalasin

: any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes

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