growth factor

noun

Definition of growth factor

  1. :  a substance (such as a vitamin B12 or an interleukin) that promotes growth and especially cellular growth

1926

First Known Use of growth factor

1926


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growth factor

noun

Medical Definition of growth factor

  1. :  a substance (as a vitamin B12 or an interleukin) that promotes growth and especially cellular growth


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