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Overview of noun apoptosis

The noun apoptosis has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. apoptosis, programmed cell death, caspase-mediated cell death

(a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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