kinin


ki·nin

noun \ˈkī-nən\

Definition of KININ

1
:  any of various polypeptide hormones that are formed locally in the tissues and cause dilation of blood vessels and contraction of smooth muscle
2
:  cytokinin

Origin of KININ

Greek kinein to move, stimulate + English 1-in — more at -kinesis
First Known Use: 1954

ki·nin

noun \ˈkī-nən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KININ

1
: any of various polypeptide hormones that are formed locally in the tissues and cause dilation of blood vessels and contraction of smooth muscle

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