contact inhibition

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The cessation in vitro of both movement and replication in a cell on making contact with other cells, such that a confluent monolayer is formed in the culture. Probably it occurs as a result of the formation of cytoplasmic (see cytoplasm) bridges between cells.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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