endostatin

noun

en·​do·​stat·​in ˌen-də-ˈsta-tᵊn How to pronounce endostatin (audio)
: a polypeptide that is a fragment of a collagen found especially in the epithelial basement membrane and that inhibits angiogenesis, tumor growth, and endothelial cell proliferation

Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endostatin was in 1996

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“Endostatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endostatin. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

endostatin

noun
en·​do·​stat·​in
ˌen-də-ˈstat-ᵊn
: a polypeptide that is a proteolytic fragment of the carboxyl terminus of a collagen found especially in the epithelial basement membrane and that inhibits angiogenesis, tumor growth, and endothelial cell proliferation
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