Definition of Cell death

1. Noun. (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells).

Exact synonyms: Necrobiosis
Category relationships: Physiology
Generic synonyms: Death
Specialized synonyms: Apoptosis, Caspase-mediated Cell Death, Programmed Cell Death

Definition of Cell death

1. Noun. (biology) The breakdown of the structure of a cell after completion of a number of cell divisions ¹

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Medical Definition of Cell death

1. Cells die (nonaccidentally) either when they have completed a fixed number of division cycles (around 60, the Hayflick limit) or at some earlier stage when programmed to do so, as in digit separation in vertebrate limb morphogenesis. Whether this is due to an accumulation of errors or a programmed limit is unclear, some transformed cells have undoubtedly escaped the limit. See: apoptosis. (26 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cell Death

cell aggregation
cell aging
cell behaviour
cell biology
cell body
cell bridges
cell centre
cell cloning
cell communication
cell compartmentation
cell count
cell culture
cell cycle
cell cycle proteins
cell cycle restriction point
cell death (current term)
cell degranulation
cell determination
cell differentiation
cell disruption
cell division
cell division cycle gene
cell division cycle mutant
cell division phases
cell divisions
cell doctrine
cell electrophoresis
cell extracts
cell fate
cell fractionation

Literary usage of Cell death

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays on the Punishment of Death by Charles Spear (1845)
"... of Hudson—Reply—Duty of the church—Objection—New covenant— The crucifixion—Eulogium upon Howard—Prayer-meeting in a murderer's cell—Death of Christ. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The consideration of the direct or simple death of cells need not detain us, nor need we pause long over the indirect forms of cell death. lu fact, ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Apoptotic cell death, as opposed to necrotic cell death, ... The relative efficiency or dysfunction of the cell death program could therefore have a direct ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Schanne FA, Kane A, Young E, Farber J. Calcium dependence of toxic cell death: a final commom pathway. Science 15 206:699-700(1979). 4. ..."

5. Racist Violence in the United Kingdom by Carl Haacke, Human Rights Watch (1997)
"... "New Inquest Into cell death of Naked Prisoner," Press Association Newsfile ... November 5, 1996; Peter Deal, "PC Thought cell death Man Had Been Faking ..."

6. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Fos Expression and cell death The association of Fos-lacZ expression and terminal differentiation processes, together with the absence of Fos-lacZ staining ..."

7. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"Chemicals cause cell death whenever they are of such a nature as to either ... cell death does not necessarily depend upon destruction of all the cellular ..."

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