autocrine hypothesis n.
The hypothesis that tumor cells containing viral oncogenes may have encoded a growth factor normally produced by other cell types and thereby produce the factor autonomously, leading to uncontrolled proliferation.
autocrine autocrine au·to·crine (ô’tə-krĭn, -krēn’) adj. Of or relating to self-stimulation through cellular production of a factor and a specific receptor for it.
gymkhana (def 2). noun a form of motor sport in which cars race over a half-mile circuit of rough grass See also motocross, rallycross
noun trademark an electronic television prompting device whereby a prepared script, unseen by the audience, is enlarged line by line for the speaker US and Canadian name (trademark) Teleprompter Contemporary Examples He was just reading it as it appeared on autocue and quite enjoyed the royal references to Balmoral and Dumfries House. How The Royal […]
noun (informal) a young and attractive but inexperienced female television presenter