[ kahy-nin, kin-in ]
/ ˈkaɪ nɪn, ˈkɪn ɪn /
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any of a group of hormones, formed in body tissues, that cause dilation of blood vessels and influence capillary permeability.
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Definition for kinin (2 of 2)
a combining form used in the names of hormones, especially peptide hormones: bradykinin; cytokinin.
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British Dictionary definitions for kinin
/ (ˈkaɪnɪn) /
any of a group of polypeptides in the blood that cause dilation of the blood vessels and make smooth muscles contract
another name for cytokinin
Word Origin for kinin
C20: from Greek kin (ēma) motion + -in
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Medical definitions for kinin
[ kī′nĭn ]
Any of various polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.
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