[ sahy-tuh-stey-sis, -stas-is ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs /

noun Pathology.

arrest of cellular growth and division.

Origin of cytostasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytostasis


[ sī′tə-stāsĭs, -stăsĭs ]


The slowing of movement and accumulation of blood cells in the capillaries, as in a region of inflammation.
Arrest of cellular growth and multiplication.
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