cytostatic etymology

English word cytostatic comes from English cyto- ((biology) cell.), English -static

Detailed word origin of cytostatic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cyto- English (eng) (biology) cell.
-static English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -stasis.
cytostatic English (eng) Tending to inhibit the growth and multiplication of cells. Any substance which inhibits cell growth and multiplication.

Words with the same origin as cytostatic

Descendants of cyto-
cytoablation cytoadhesive cytoarchitectural cytofluorometer cytogenetics cytogeny cytoimmunity cytologic cytological cytology cytomembrane cytometry cytopathogenesis cytophotometer cytoplasm cytoprotectant cytoprotecting cytoprotection cytoreductive cytoresistance cytosine cytosine arabinoside cytostructural cytozoon haemocytometer
Descendants of -static
anastatic anastatically angiostatic bacteriostatic biostatic carcinostatic cryostatic cytostatically fungistatic haemostatic hemostatic thermostatic