mitogenic

mitogen

[mahy-tuh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biology.
any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division.

Origin:
1950–55; mito(sis) + -gen

mitogenic [mahy-tuh-jen-ik] , adjective
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mitogen (ˈmaɪtədʒən)
 
n
any agent that induces mitosis
 
mitogenic
 
adj

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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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