kisspeptin

/ (ˌkɪsˈpɛptɪn) /

noun

a protein molecule that is responsible for triggering the onset of puberty in humans

Nearby words

  1. kissing kin,
  2. kissinger,
  3. kissinger, henry,
  4. kissinger, henry alfred,
  5. kissingly,
  6. kissy,
  7. kissy-face,
  8. kist,
  9. kistna,
  10. kistvaen

Word Origin for kisspeptin

C21: after the KiSS-1 gene that produces it

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