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View in Spanish: Factor de crecimiento de queratinocito

Keratinocyte growth factor (keh-RA-tih-noh-site grohth 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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.