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epidermal growth factor

noun

Definition of epidermal growth factor

  1. :  a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation



1966

First Known Use of epidermal growth factor

1966


Medical Dictionary

epidermal growth factor

noun

Medical Definition of epidermal growth factor

  1. :  a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation especially of epithelial cells by binding to receptor proteins on the cell surface—abbreviation EGF




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