surfactant

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surfactant

[sər′fek·tənt]
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surfactant

A chemical wetting agent; added to water to improve its penetration into a material; often useful in reducing the amount of water required in removing a material from the surface on which it has been applied.
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It is known that pneumocyte type II (P2) is the main source of phospholipid and protein components of pulmonary surfactant (Enhorning, 2008).
Processing of pulmonary surfactant protein B by napsin and cathepsin H.
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