List of reference parameters values used in the simulations.

<p>Parameter sweeps vary one of the first 7 parameters, while keeping all the others constant. Key: λ<sub>force</sub>, pulling strength; t<sub>interval</sub>, time interval between link formation/breakage (MCS); r<sub>max</sub>, maximum distance between <b>cells</b> (<b>cell</b> diameters); n<sub>max</sub>, maximum number of links per <b>cell</b>; ϑ<sub>max</sub>, maximum angle (radians); N, number of <b>cells</b>; cd, <b>cell</b> diameter (lattice sites); T, temperature or level of noise in the simulations; λ<sub>volume</sub>, <b>cell</b> stiffness; n<sub>orders</sub>, neighboring orders for lattice site flip and contact energy; J<sub>c,M</sub>, adhesion energy between <b>cells</b> and <b>medium</b>; J<sub>c,c</sub>, adhesion energy between <b>cells</b>.</p>