mitogen

noun
mi·​to·​gen | \ˈmī-tə-jən \

Definition of mitogen 

: a substance that induces mitosis

Other Words from mitogen

mitogenic \ ˌmi-​tə-​ˈje-​nik \ adjective
mitogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē \ noun

First Known Use of mitogen

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mitogen

mitosis + -gen

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mitogen

noun
mi·​to·​gen | \ˈmīt-ə-jən \

Medical Definition of mitogen 

: a substance that induces mitosis

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