anoikis

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Etymology[edit]

Pseudo-Greek coinage intended to have the sense "homelessness". Compare Ancient Greek ἄνοικος (ánoikos, homeless wanderer).

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Noun[edit]

anoikis (uncountable)

  1. (cytology) The form of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, that occurs when a cell becomes dislodged from its matrix

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