colony-stimulating factor

noun
col·​o·​ny-stim·​u·​lat·​ing factor | \ ˈkä-lə-nē-ˈstim-yə-ˈlā-tiŋ How to pronounce colony-stimulating factor (audio) \

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

Examples of colony-stimulating factor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giving mice a drug that blocked the critical protein colony-stimulating factor 1, which microglia need to survive, was shown to remove around 90 percent of microglia in the brain. Jason Ulrich, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2021 Otilimab is a monoclonal antibody against the granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or GM-CSF, which stimulates the production of white blood cells. Matthew Herper, STAT, 27 Feb. 2021 The virus, called T-VEC, produces a substance called granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 7 Sep. 2017

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Colony-stimulating factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colony-stimulating%20factor. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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colony-stimulating factor

noun
col·​o·​ny-stim·​u·​lat·​ing factor | \ -ˌstim-yə-ˌlāt-iŋ- How to pronounce colony-stimulating factor (audio) \

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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