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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Actividad mitótica

Mitotic activity (my-TAH-tik ak-TIH-vih-tee)
Having to do with the presence of dividing (proliferating) cells. Cancer tissue generally has more mitotic activity than normal tissues.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.