cytochalasin

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noun cy·to·cha·la·sin \ˌsī-tō-kə-ˈlā-sən\

Definition of cytochalasin

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

Origin and Etymology of cytochalasin

cyt- + Greek chalasis slackening + English 1-in


First Known Use: 1966


Medical Dictionary

cytochalasin

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noun cy·to·cha·la·sin \ˌsīt-ō-kə-ˈlā-sən\

Medical Definition of cytochalasin

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


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