somatomedin


so·mato·me·din

noun \ˌsō-mə-tō-ˈmē-dən, sō-ˌma-tə-\

Definition of SOMATOMEDIN

:  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

so·ma·to·me·din

noun \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈmēd-ən, ˌsō-mət-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMATOMEDIN

: 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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