epidermal growth factor

noun

Definition of epidermal growth factor

: a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation

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1966

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epidermal growth factor

noun

medical Definition of epidermal growth factor

: 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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