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mitogen

[ mahy-tuh-juhn, -jen ]

noun

, Biology.
  1. any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.


mitogen

/ ˌmaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk; ˈmaɪtədʒən /

noun

  1. any agent that induces mitosis


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Derived Forms

  • mitogenic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • mi·to·gen·ic [mahy-t, uh, -, jen, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mitogen1

First recorded in 1950–55; mito(sis) + -gen

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