Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inhibiting or suppressing cellular growth and multiplication.
  • noun A cytostatic agent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biology) Having an inhibitory action on cell growth or cell division.

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  • adjective Tending to inhibit the growth and multiplication of cells.
  • noun Any substance which inhibits cell growth and multiplication.

Etymologies

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From cyto- +‎ static.

Examples

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  • Ayurvedic herbal drugs with possible cytostatic activity.

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  • Ayurvedic herbal drugs with possible cytostatic activity.

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  • Consistent with the established role of p53 in chemotherapy-induced cytotoxic/cytostatic effects, treatment with

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  • Blic that at least 20 patients received cytostatic therapy, half of them without any need and the other half a double or even triple overdose.

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  • The extracts are usually prepared from eggs arrested in the metaphase of MII ( "cytostatic factor-arrested") and are immediately competent for spindle assembly experiments.

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  • As the scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the synthetic compound has the same anti-inflammatory and cytostatic activity as the natural version.

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