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  1. (American spelling) present participle and gerund of signal


signaling (plural signalings)

  1. (American spelling, usually biochemistry) The sending of a biochemical or other type of signal.
    • 1881, Mary E. Jackson, The Spy of Osawatomie[1], page 319:
      The handkerchiefs were tied together, and ordering the men to stand between himself and the main body, he began a series of signalings, as if communicating with some one in the ravine, from whence they had just come.
    • 2008, Alexander Sigalov, Multichain Immune Recognition Receptor Signaling[2], page 82:
      It arises as a consequence of the multiple interactions that occur after a ligand triggers a receptor to initiate a signaling cascade and it ensures that false signals do not propagate to completion.
    • 2012, Nader G. Abraham, Molecular Biology of Hematopoiesis 6[3], page 157:
      This may be due to the fact that gp130 expression is very low on this subpopulation or that signalings from gp130 alone cannot maintain survival or proliferation in these cells.

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