[ in-hib-in ]
/ ɪnˈhɪb ɪn /


a hormone, found in semen, that acts on the pituitary gland to decrease FSH.

Origin of inhibin

First recorded in 1980–85; inhib(it) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for inhibin

[ ĭn-hĭbĭn ]


A peptide hormone secreted by the follicular cells of the ovary and the Sertoli cells of the testis that inhibits secretion of follicle stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.
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