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secretin

[ si-kree-tin ]
/ sɪˈkri tɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a polypeptide hormone, produced in the small intestine, that activates the pancreas to secrete pancreatic juice.
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Origin of secretin

First recorded in 1900–05; secrete1 + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for secretin

secretin
/ (sɪˈkriːtɪn) /

noun
a peptic hormone secreted by the mucosae of the duodenum and jejunum when food passes from the stomach

Word Origin for secretin

C20: from secretion + -in
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Medical definitions for secretin

secretin
[ sĭ-krētn ]

n.
A polypeptide hormone produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, that stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice.
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