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cell cycle

noun
1.
the cycle of growth and asexual reproduction of a cell, consisting of interphase followed in actively dividing cells by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples from the web for cell cycle
  • Cisplatin attacks the cell cycle, killing them and reducing the size of tumors.
  • Indeed, defective control of the cell cycle contributes to chromosomal changes seen in cancer cells.
  • Cancer cells have mutations in the genes that control the cell cycle.
British Dictionary definitions for cell cycle

cell cycle

noun
1.
the growth cycle of eukaryotic cells. It is divided into five stages, known as G0, in which the cell is quiescent, G1 and G2, in which it increases in size, S, in which it duplicates its DNA, and M, in which it undergoes mitosis and divides
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cell cycle in Medicine

cell cycle n.
The series of biochemical and structural events involving the growth, replication, and division of a eukaryotic cell.

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