anoikic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anoikis +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

anoikic (not comparable)

  1. (cytology) Exhibiting anoikis, the form of apoptosis that occurs when a cell comes loose from its anchorage
    • 2009 September 2, Eyal Gottlieb, “Cancer: The fat and the furious”, Nature, volume 461, number 7260, DOI:10.1038/461044a, pages 44-45: 
      Moreover, another process, autophagy — in which the cell digests some of its own components — is observed in anoikic cells.