Dictionary.com

contact inhibition

Save This Word!

noun Biology.
the cessation of movement, growth, and division in cells that touch each other.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of contact inhibition

First recorded in 1960–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use contact inhibition in a sentence

Medical definitions for contact inhibition

contact inhibition

n.
Cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK