colony–stimulating factor

play
noun col·o·ny–stim·u·lat·ing factor \ˈkä-lə-nē-ˈstim-yə-ˈlā-tiŋ\

Definition of colony–stimulating factor

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

colony–stimulating factor

play
noun col·o·ny–stim·u·lat·ing factor \-ˌstim-yə-ˌlāt-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of colony–stimulating factor

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up colony–stimulating factor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to plunder or ravage

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!