from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several polypeptides that are produced by a body tissue and that cause the reversible inhibition of mitosis in the cells of that tissue.
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- noun biochemistry Any of several
polypeptide hormonesthat reversibly inhibits mitosisin the tissues that produce them
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Greek khalōn, present participle of khalān, to slacken.]
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