Definition of mitogenic in US English:

mitogenic

adjective

Physiology
  • See mitogen

    • ‘In addition, muscarinic receptor stimulation augmented the mitogenic responses of human airway smooth muscle cells to epidermal growth factor.’
    • ‘Endothelin - 1 has been implicated in pulmonary hypertension because of its dual vasoconstrictor and mitogenic actions.’
    • ‘However, the patients despite their symptoms were all living independently and had normal proliferative responses to mitogenic stimulus and to purified protein derivative.’
    • ‘When associated with vesicles of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, surfactant protein C inhibited the mitogenic effect of lipopolysaccharide to a macrophage cell line.’
    • ‘Mast cells produce basic fibroblast growth factor, which is a potent mitogenic factor for proliferation of smooth muscle cells, myofibroblasts, and fibroblasts.’

Pronunciation

mitogenic

/ˌmītəˈjenik/