autocrine
adjective Etymology: aut- + -crine (as in endocrine) Date: 1983 of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on surface receptors of the same cell <
autocrine growth factors
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autocrine growth of a cancer
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compare paracrine

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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