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somatomedin

noun so·mato·me·din \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)
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Origin of SOMATOMEDIN

somat- + intermediary + 1-in
First Known Use: 1971
Medical Dictionary

somatomedin

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

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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