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cholecystokinin

noun cho·le·cys·to·ki·nin \-ˌsis-tə-ˈkī-nən\

Definition of CHOLECYSTOKININ

:  a hormone secreted especially by the duodenal mucosa that regulates the emptying of the gallbladder and secretion of enzymes by the pancreas and that has been found in the brain —called also cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, pancreozymin

Origin of CHOLECYSTOKININ

New Latin cholecystis + English -o- + kinin
First Known Use: circa 1929
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cholecystokinin

noun cho·le·cys·to·ki·nin \-ˌsis-tə-ˈkī-nən\

Medical Definition of CHOLECYSTOKININ

:  a hormone secreted especially by the duodenal mucosa that regulates the emptying of the gallbladder and secretion of enzymes by the pancreas and that has been found in the brain—called also cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, pancreozymin

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