Dictionary.com

cholecystokinin

[ koh-luh-sis-tuh-kahy-nin, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ ləˌsɪs təˈkaɪ nɪn, ˌkɒl ə- /
Save This Word!

noun
a hormone secreted by the upper portion of the intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and increases secretion of pancreatic juice. Abbreviation: CCK
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of cholecystokinin

First recorded in 1925–30; cholecyst + -o- + -kinin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for cholecystokinin

cholecystokinin
/ (ˌkɒlɪˌsɪstəˈkaɪnɪn) /

noun
a hormone secreted by duodenal cells that stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder and secretion of pancreatic enzymesAlso called: pancreozymin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cholecystokinin

cholecystokinin
[ kō′lĭ-sĭs′tə-kīnĭn ]

n.
A polypeptide hormone produced principally by the small intestine in response to the presence of fats, causing contraction of the gallbladder, release of bile, and secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes.pancreozymin
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK