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Related to growth factor: growth hormone, Fibroblast growth factor, Epidermal growth factor
A substance that affects the growth of a cell or an organism.
(Biochemistry) 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
any of various proteins that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues.
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|Noun||1.||growth factor - a protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth|
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"