cytochalasins


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cy·to·chal·a·sins

(sī'tō-kal'ă-zinz),
A group of substances derived from molds that disaggregate the microfilaments of the cell and interfere with the division of cytoplasm, inhibit cell movement, and cause extrusion of the nucleus; used for investigations in cell biology.
[cyto- + G. chalasis, a relaxing]
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