Hayflick-limit definition

(biology) The number of times that a normal cell population will divide before it stops, presumably because the telomeres shorten to a critical length.
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Noun

Singular:
hayflick-limit
Plural:
hayflick-limits

Origin of hayflick-limit

  • Named after Leonard Hayflick, who discovered it in 1961.

    From Wiktionary