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Noun: caspase-mediated cell death
  1. A type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival
    - apoptosis, programmed cell death

Derived forms: caspase-mediated cell deaths

Type of: cell death, necrobiosis

Encyclopedia: Caspase-mediated cell death