chalone

chalone
  n. glandular secretion curbing activity.
   ♦ chalonic, a. pertaining to this; restraining.

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  • chalone — noun Etymology: Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken Date: 1914 a substance (as a glycoprotein) that inhibits mitosis only in the specific tissue that secretes it compare hormone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chalone — n. [Gr. chalinos, to curb] Any internal secretion with inhibitory actions; see hormone …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chalone — Cell released tissue specific inhibitor of cell proliferation thought to be responsible for regulating the size of a population of cells. Contentious …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • chalone — /kal ohn/, n. Physiol. an endocrine secretion that depresses or inhibits physiological activity. [1910 15; < Gk chalôn, prp. of chalân to slacken, loosen; on the model of HORMONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • chalone — noun Any of several polypeptide hormones that reversibly inhibits mitosis in the tissues that produce them …   Wiktionary

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