contact inhibition

noun Biology.

the cessation of movement, growth, and division in cells that touch each other.

Origin of contact inhibition

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

contact inhibition in Medicine

contact inhibition


Cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact.
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