Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Anchorage independence

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

noun

A condition in which a cell maintains its capacity to spread, divide and function despite of the absence of a stable or inert surface to anchor with.


Supplement

Anchorage independence in a previously anchorage-dependent cell indicates cell transformation. The loss of anchorage dependence is exhibited by cells that have become malignant.


Compare:

Related term(s):