colony-stimulating factor


colony–stimulating factor

noun

Definition of COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR

:  any of several glycoproteins that promote the differentiation of stem cells especially into blood granulocytes and macrophages and that stimulate their proliferation into colonies in culture

First Known Use of COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR

1969

col·o·ny–stim·u·lat·ing factor

noun \-ˌstim-yə-ˌlāt-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COLONY–STIMULATING FACTOR

: any of several glycoproteins that promote the differentiation of stem cells especially into blood granulocytes and macrophages and that stimulate their proliferation into colonies in culture—see granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, interleukin-3, macrophage colony-stimulating factor

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