epidermal growth factor(redirected from Epidermal-derived growth factor)
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epidermal growth factor[‚ep·ə¦dərm·əl ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
A polypeptide produced in animals that stimulates and sustains the replication of epidermal cells (of ectodermal or endodermal origin); its human equivalent is urogastrone.
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