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  • Since the regulated growth of cells is dependent on a dynamic balance between stimulatory and inhibitory signals, escape from autocine sic, autocrine or paracrine negative growth control mediated by TGF-β is believed to be a critical event in cancer development in a variety of different cell types...

    --Kedar N. Prasad, Leonida Santamaria and R. Michael Williams, 1995, Nutrients in Cancer Prevention and Treatment, p. 41

    Note: "sic, autocrine added in response to sionnach's comment.}

    March 19, 2008

  • Sorry, mollusque, but in the citation, it is clearly a typo for autocrine.

    Which is still panvocalic, of course.

    March 19, 2008

  • Thanks, sionnach. I should have realized that, especially since I listed and defined autocrine about two months ago. "Autocine" has more than 100 instances in Google Scholar, which makes the typo rather more common than some of the genuine panvocalics I've been finding.

    Since "autocine" means drive-in movie theater in Spanish (which is how I first discovered it), I've transferred it to Panvocalic polyglot.

    March 19, 2008

  • Wall-to-wall carpetting.

    March 19, 2008