Hayflick limit


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Hay·flick lim·'it

(hā'flik),
the limit of human cell division in subcultures; such cells typically divide only about 50 times before dying out.

Hay·flick lim·it

(hā'flik lim'it)
The limit of human cell division in subcultures; such cells typically divide only about 50 times before dying out.

Hayflick,

Leonard, U.S. microbiologist, 1928–.
Hayflick limit - the limit of human cell division in subcultures.

Hayflick limit

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