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[sahy-tuh-stey-sis, -stas-is] /ˌsaɪ təˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs/
noun, Pathology.
arrest of cellular growth and division.
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cytostasis in Medicine

cytostasis cy·to·sta·sis (sī'tə-stā'sĭs, -stās'ĭs)

  1. The slowing of movement and accumulation of blood cells in the capillaries, as in a region of inflammation.

  2. Arrest of cellular growth and multiplication.

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