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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



keratinocyte growth factor  listen  (keh-RA-tih-noh-site grothe FAK-ter)

  A natural substance that stimulates the growth of epithelial cells in the skin and in the lining of the mouth, stomach, and intestines. A form of keratinocyte growth factor made in the laboratory is called recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor. Also called KGF.