growth factor

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of growth factor

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

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First Known Use of growth factor

1926


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growth factor

noun

medical Definition of growth factor

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

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