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epidermal growth factor

Syllabification: ep·i·der·mal growth fac·tor

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation: EGF)

Definition of epidermal growth factor in English:

noun

A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors.

Origin

First observed in 1959.

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