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Medical Term:

oncostatin M

Pronunciation: ong'ko-stat'in

Definition: A cytokine from macrophages, T cells, and some marrow and tumor cells, possessing various differentiation (in macrophages), cell proliferation (in hemopoietic precursors and some tumor types), and maturation (in fetal hepatocytes) effects.

[onco- + -stat + -in]

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