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contact inhibition

noun, Biology.
1.
the cessation of movement, growth, and division in cells that touch each other.
Origin of contact inhibition
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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contact inhibition in Medicine

contact inhibition n.
Cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact.

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