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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: índice mitótico

Mitotic index (my-TAH-tik IN-deks)
In a population of cells, the ratio of the number of cells undergoing mitosis (cell division) to the number of cells not undergoing mitosis.



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