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mitogen

[ mahy-tuh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈmaɪ tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Biology.

any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.

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Origin of mitogen

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mitogen

mi·to·gen·ic [mahy-tuh-jen-ik], /ˌmaɪ təˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mitogen

mitogen
/ (ˈmaɪtədʒən) /

noun

any agent that induces mitosis

Derived forms of mitogen

mitogenic (ˌmaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for mitogen

mitogen
[ mītə-jən ]

n.

An agent that stimulates mitosis and lymphocyte transformation.

Other words from mitogen

mi′to•genic (mī′tə-jĕnĭk, mĭt′ə-) adj.mi′to•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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