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proinsulin

[proh-in-suh-lin, -ins-yuh-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. the prohormone of insulin, converted into insulin by enzymatic removal of part of the molecule.
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Origin of proinsulin

First recorded in 1915–20; pro-1 + insulin
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proinsulin

(prō-ĭnsə-lĭn)
n.
  1. A single-chain polypeptide that is the precursor of insulin, converted into insulin by enzymatic action.
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