Definition of apoptotic in English:

apoptotic

adjective

Physiology
  • See apoptosis

    • ‘They are thought to represent lysosomal globules, composed of apoptotic bodies phagocytosed by the tumor cells.’
    • ‘This removal of apoptotic neutrophils by macrophage phagocytosis is a critical process for the resolution of inflammation.’
    • ‘We recommend further evaluation using additional special techniques for detecting apoptotic leukocytes.’
    • ‘Clearance of apoptotic cells by phagocytes is crucial in maintaining tissue homeostasis.’
    • ‘In the first part of this review, the biochemistry and physiology of apoptotic pathways and its regulators are discussed.’

Pronunciation

apoptotic

/ˌapə(p)ˈtɒtɪk/