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Medical Term:

interleukin-11

Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine and growth factor derived from bone marrow stromal cells (endothelial cells, macrophages, and preadipocytes) that stimulates increased plasma concentrations of acute-phase proteins and is a growth factor with multiple hematopoietic effects.

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