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Vocabulary Term Details

Apoptosis

Definition (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o8=1&o1=1&o7=&o5=&o9=&o6=&o3=&o4=&s=apoptosis)

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. (WordNet)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Necrosis
N/AToxicity

This term is used for the following terms: 
PCD
Programmed cell death

Approved Date
29-May-2013

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