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colony–stimulating factor

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noun col·o·ny–stim·u·lat·ing factor \-ˌstim-yə-ˌlāt-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of colony–stimulating factor

  1. :  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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