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mitogen

[mahy-tuh-juh n, -jen] /ˈmaɪ tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biology
1.
any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; mito(sis) + -gen
Related forms
mitogenic
[mahy-tuh-jen-ik] /ˌmaɪ təˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mitogen

mitogen

/ˈmaɪtədʒən/
noun
1.
any agent that induces mitosis
Derived Forms
mitogenic (ˌmaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) adjective
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mitogen in Medicine

mitogen mi·to·gen (mī'tə-jən)
n.
An agent that stimulates mitosis and lymphocyte transformation.


mi'to·gen'ic (mī'tə-jěn'ĭk, mĭt'ə-) adj.
mi'to·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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