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immortalization

[i‚mȯrd·əl·ə′zā·shən]
(cell molecular)
The process whereby a cell line gains the ability to undergo continuous cell division.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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