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[suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/
noun, Biochemistry.
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans.
Also called somatotrophic hormone
[suh-mat-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, soh-muh-tuh-, suh-mat-uh-, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˈmæt əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˈsoʊ mə tə-, səˌmæt ə-, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/ (Show IPA),
human growth hormone.
Origin of somatotropin
1940-45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, trophic) + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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somatotropin in Medicine

somatotropin so·mat·o·tro·pin (sə-māt'ə-trō'pĭn, sō'mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō'fĭn)
A polypeptide hormone secreted by somotrophs that promotes growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedin, and that influences the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Also called growth hormone, human growth hormone, pituitary growth hormone, somatotropic hormone.

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somatotropin in Science
  (sə-māt'ə-trō'pĭn, sō'mə-tə-)   
See growth hormone.
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