noun, Cell Biology.
a flattened area at the end of a growing axon or dendrite, having radiating filopodia and lemellopodia that function as guides for the outgrowth of embryonic nerve fibers.
- Growth curve
noun 1. a curve on a graph in which a variable is plotted against time to illustrate the growth of the variable
noun 1. any of various proteins that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues. noun 1. 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 growth factor n. A substance that affects the growth of […]
noun 1. a mutual fund that invests primarily in growth stocks.
noun 1. any substance that stimulates or controls the growth of an organism, especially a species-specific hormone, as the human hormone somatotropin, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbreviation: GH. noun 1. a hormone synthesized in and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that promotes growth of the long bones in the […]