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Mitogen

Definition
noun, plural: mitogens
Any substance that triggers mitosis, as well as lymphocyte blastogenesis.
Supplement
Examples of mitogens are pokeweed mitogen, lipopolysaccharide, phytohaemagglutinin, and concanavalin A.
Word origin: mito(sis) + –gen » Greek –genēs (born, produced).

Related forms: mitogenic (adjective), mitogenicity (noun)
Related terms:

  • Pokeweed mitogen
  • Receptors mitogen


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