proapoptotic

adjective
pro·​ap·​o·​pto·​tic | \ (ˈ)prō-ˌa-pə(p)-ˈtä-tik, -ˌa-päp-, -ˌa-pō-, -ˌā-päp- How to pronounce proapoptotic (audio) \
variants: or pro-apoptotic

Medical Definition of proapoptotic

: promoting or causing apoptosis These enzymes participate in a cascade that is triggered in response to proapoptotic signals and culminates in cleavage of a set of proteins, resulting in disassembly of the cell.— Nancy A. Thornberry and Yuri Lazebnik, Science, 28 Aug. 1998

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“Proapoptotic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proapoptotic. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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