mitotic rate

n.

The proportion of cells in a tissue that are undergoing mitosis, expressed as a mitotic index or, roughly, as the number of cells in mitosis in each microscopic high-power field in tissue sections.

Nearby words

  1. mitogenic,
  2. mitomycin,
  3. mitosis,
  4. mitotic,
  5. mitotic figure,
  6. mitotic spindle,
  7. mitoxantrone hydrochloride,
  8. mitra,
  9. mitrailleuse,
  10. mitral


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.