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somatotropin

[ suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ s蓹藢m忙t 蓹藞tro蕣 p瑟n, 藢so蕣 m蓹 t蓹- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans.
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Also called so路mat路o路troph路ic hor路mone [suh-mat-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, soh-muh-tuh-, suh-mat-uh-, soh-muh-tuh-], /s蓹藞m忙t 蓹藞tr蓲f 瑟k, -藞tro蕣 f瑟k, 藞so蕣 m蓹 t蓹-, s蓹藢m忙t 蓹-, 藢so蕣 m蓹 t蓹-/, human growth hormone.

Origin of somatotropin

1940鈥45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, trophic) + -in2
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Scientific definitions for somatotropin

somatotropin
[ s蓹-m膬t鈥采-tr艒p沫n, s艒鈥瞞蓹-t蓹- ]

See growth hormone.
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