Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to the epidermis or scarf-skin; cuticular; exoskeletal. Also, rarely, epidermatoid, epidermose, epidermous, epidermidal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the epidermis; epidermic; cuticular.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the epidermis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula

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Examples

  • It was already known that a genetic defect in the coding for epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR, a cell-surface receptor for a hormone known as epidermal growth factor, plays a role in about one-third of glioblastoma cases.

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  • As serendipity would have it, scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization discovered 10 years ago that a natural animal protein, called epidermal growth factor (EGF), makes fleece fall off sheep like butter off a hot knife.

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  • Both Erbitux and Vectibix target what scientists call epidermal growth-factor receptors, or EGFRs, which sit on the surface of cells.

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  • Lung cancer patients who have never smoked are more likely to have a mutation in a gene called epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR and are also more likely to have what is called a KRAS mutation.

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  • Erlotinib is one of a class of drugs that specifically inhibits an important cell-surface molecule known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is highly expressed in some forms of cancer, including lung cancer.

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  • Lung cancer patients who have never smoked are more likely to have a mutation in a gene called epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR and are also more likely to have what is called a KRAS mutation.

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  • Vectibix inhibits cancer cell growth and survival by targeting a protein known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).

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  • Tarceva is designed to prevent tumor growth by blocking a signal pathway that controls cell division by binding to a cancer cell membrane receptor called epidermal growth factor (EGFR).

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  • They found that never-smokers had more mutations in the genes that encode molecules called epidermal growth factor receptors EGFRs, which receive signals on cell membranes, than current or former smokers.

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  • These cells are sensitive to a particular growth factor, called epidermal growth factor or EGF, which has previously been shown to stimulate tumour growth and invasion '.

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