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inhibin

noun in·hib·in \in-ˈhi-bən\

Definition of INHIBIN

:  a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone

Origin of INHIBIN

Latin inhibēre to inhibit + English 1-in
First Known Use: 1932

Rhymes with INHIBIN

inhibin

noun in·hib·in \in-ˈhib-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INHIBIN

:  a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone

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