programmed cell death

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programmed cell death

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programmed cell death

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(Biology) another name for apoptosis
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Noun1.programmed 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
cell death, necrobiosis - (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)
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