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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Apoptosis
Definition Programmed cell death, that is, the death of cells by a specific sequence of events triggered in the course of normal development (e.g., cells between digits in the limb bud) or as a means of preserving normal function (e.g., in response to viral infection).

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last database update
12/09/2014
MGI 5.20
The Jackson Laboratory