growth factor


noun

any of various proteins that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues.

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British Dictionary definitions for growth factor

growth factor

noun

any of several substances present in serum that induce growth of cells. Excessive amounts of growth factor may be associated with the production of cancer cells
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Medicine definitions for growth factor

growth factor

n.

A substance that affects the growth of an organism.
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