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

noun Pathology.

arrest of cellular growth and division.

Nearby words

  1. cytoskeleton,
  2. cytosmear,
  3. cytosol,
  4. cytosome,
  5. cytost,
  6. cytostatic,
  7. cytostome,
  8. cytotaxis,
  9. cytotaxonomy,
  10. cytotechnologist

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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