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somatomedin

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noun so·mato·me·din \ˌsō-mə-tō-ˈmē-dən, sō-ˌma-tə-\

Definition of somatomedin

  1. :  any of several endogenous peptides produced especially in the liver that are dependent on and probably mediate growth hormone activity (as in sulfate uptake by epiphyseal cartilage)



Origin of somatomedin

somat- + intermediary + 1-in


First Known Use: 1971


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somatomedin

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noun so·ma·to·me·din \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈmēd-ən, ˌsō-mət-ə-\

Medical Definition of somatomedin

  1. :  any of several endogenous peptides produced especially in the liver that are dependent on and mediate growth hormone activity (as in sulfate uptake by epiphyseal cartilage; specifically :  insulin-like growth factor




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