caspase-mediated cell death
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|Noun||1.||caspase-mediated 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|
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