cytostatic

Characterized by cytostasis.

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cy·to·stat·ic .sīt-ə-'stat-ik adj tending to retard cellular activity and multiplication <\cytostatic treatment of tumor cells>
cy·to·stat·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
cytostatic n a cytostatic agent

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cy·to·stat·ic (si″to-statґik) [cyto- + -static] 1. suppressing the growth and multiplication of cells. 2. an agent that suppresses cell growth and multiplication.

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  • cytostatic — cy to*stat ic (s[imac] t[ o]*st[a^]t [i^]k), a. (Biology) Having an inhibitory action on cell growth or cell division. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cytostatic — adjective Date: 1949 tending to retard cellular activity and multiplication < cytostatic treatment of tumor cells > • cytostatic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cytostatic — adj. [Gr. kytos, container; statikos, standing] Any agent that inhibits cell growth and multiplication …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cytostatic — /suy teuh stat ik/, adj. 1. inhibiting cell growth and division. n. 2. any substance that inhibits cell growth and division. [CYTO + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytostatic — 1. adjective Tending to inhibit the growth and multiplication of cells. See Also: cytostasis, cytotoxic, bacteriostatic, virostatic 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • cytostatic — cy·to·stat·ic …   English syllables

  • cytostatic — cy•to•stat•ic [[t]ˌsaɪ təˈstæt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) hic (lab cbl)pha inhibiting cell growth and division 2) hic (lab cbl)pha any substance that inhibits cell growth and division • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • cytostatic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cytostatic factor — cytostatic factor. См. цитостатический фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • цитостатический фактор — cytostatic factor цитостатический фактор. Белковый комплекс, осуществляющий подавление II деления мейоза у развивающихся ооцитов до момента оплодотворения; действие Ц.ф. является зависимым от ионов кальция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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