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Mitogen

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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)

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