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cytostasis

[sahy-tuh-stey-sis, -stas-is]
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noun Pathology.
  1. arrest of cellular growth and division.
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Origin of cytostasis

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cytostasis in Medicine

cytostasis

(sī′tə-stāsĭs, -stăsĭs)
n.
  1. The slowing of movement and accumulation of blood cells in the capillaries, as in a region of inflammation.
  2. Arrest of cellular growth and multiplication.
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