name: contact inhibition
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def: "The series of events in which information about the density of cells in a population is received by direct cell-cell contact and is converted into a molecular signal, resulting in the cessation of cell growth or proliferation." [GOC:dph, PMID:17376520]
synonym: "detection of cell density by contact stimulus" RELATED 
synonym: "detection of cell density by contact stimulus involved in contact inhibition" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0060245 ! detection of cell density
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