cytochalasin

[sī′tō-kălə-sĭn, -zĭn, -kə-lā-]

n.

Any of a group of substances derived from molds that interfere with the division of cytoplasm, inhibit cell movement, and cause extrusion of the nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. cytidylic acid,
  2. cyto-,
  3. cytoanalyzer,
  4. cytoarchitecture,
  5. cytocentrum,
  6. cytochemistry,
  7. cytochrome,
  8. cytochrome oxidase,
  9. cytochrome reductase,
  10. cytocidal


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