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Synonyms for limit

Synonyms for limit

a demarcation point or boundary beyond which something does not extend or occur

either of the two points at the ends of a spectrum or range


the boundary surrounding a certain area

the greatest amount or number allowed

the ultimate point to which an action, thought, discussion, or policy is carried

to place a limit on

Synonyms for limit

final or latest limiting point

as far as something can go

the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed

decide upon or fix definitely

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A breakthrough in culturing embryonic stem cells occurred in 1998 when James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin discovered a line of so-called immortal embryonic stem cells that do not seem to obey the Hayflick limit.
That observation emerged from the study of immortal cells, which have escaped the Hayflick limit and can proliferate indefinitely in test tubes.
This phenomenon, known as the Hayflick limit, was major news to scientists, who had been clinging to the results of prior research, believing that human cells were immortal.
Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, discoverer of the aging process in human cells and the man for whom the Hayflick Limit is named.
The serial subculture of cells in the presence of carnosine does not prevent the Hayflick limit to growth, although the life span in population doublings as well as chronological age is often increased.