Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

thymosin

[thahy-muh-sin]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a hormone, produced by the thymus gland, that promotes the development of T cells from stem cells.

Origin of thymosin

First recorded in 1966; thym(us) + -in2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
thymosin in Medicine

thymosin

(thīmə-sĭn)
n.
  1. A hormone secreted by the thymus that stimulates development of T cells.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.