colony–stimulating factor

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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


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colony–stimulating factor

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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


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