somatotroph

[ sō-mătə-trŏf′, -trōf′, sōmə-tə- ]

n.

A cell of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that produces somatotropin.

Nearby words

  1. somatostatinoma,
  2. somatotherapy,
  3. somatotonia,
  4. somatotopagnosis,
  5. somatotopy,
  6. somatotrophin,
  7. somatotropic,
  8. somatotropin,
  9. somatotropin release-inhibiting factor,
  10. somatotropin-releasing factor


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