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noun Biology.

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

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Origin of contact inhibition

First recorded in 1960–65
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Medical definitions for contact inhibition

contact inhibition

n.

Cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact.
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