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 (ăn′tē-mī-tŏt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
Preventing or interfering with mitosis.
An antimitotic drug.
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acting against mitosis
a drug which acts against mitosis
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(ˌæn ti maɪˈtɒt ɪk, -mɪ-, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of arresting the process of cell division.
2. an antimitotic substance.
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In addition, hydrogen fluoride pyridine is also used in the formulation of analogs antimitotic natural curacin.
Indeed, independent of its antimitotic activity, vinca alkaloid including VCR induce mitochondrial transmembrane potential loss and interfere and inhibit electron transport chain (ETC), leading to generate high levels of ROS and activate apoptosis (Muthuraman & Singh; Canta et al.; Vashistha et al.).
The antimitotic effect of ammonia decreased fungal growth because of the alkaline environment, so urea treated silages had higher aerobic stability [9].
PAC, derived from the bark of Taxus brevifolia and having an antimitotic effect, has been used as a drug in some cancer therapy such as cancer of the uterus and breast cancer (9).
It is the only antimitotic immunosuppressant agent with no major toxic effects on the marrow megakaryopoiesis (4).
Valayudha, Anti-inflammatory and Antimitotic Activities of Lupeol Isolated from Leaves of Ixora Coccinea.
Till now, trabeculectomy is still the most efficient option for those with progressive glaucoma.[6] Cicatrix is the major cause of postoperative bleb failure and significantly affects the long-term success rate of trabeculectomy.[7],[8],[9],[10] The use of antimitotic agents such as 5-fluorouracil and mitomycin C (MMC) has been widely accepted as the golden standard of trabeculectomy, apparently reducing the incidence of scar formation and enhancing bleb surviving rate.
Sliwmska et al., "Antimitotic effect, G2/M accumulation, chromosomal and ultrastructure changes in meristematic cells of Allium cepa L.
It showed strong cytotoxicity against multiple tumor cell lines [11] and antimitotic activity for the first cleavage [12] and inhibited the growth of several human leukemia cells [13].
Methotrexate being antimitotic has been used to aid regression of the placenta although more and more authors do not agree with its use.
Ricardo et al., "The PLGA implant as an antimitotic delivery system after experimental trabeculectomy," Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science, vol.