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vasotocin

noun va·so·to·cin \ˌvā-zə-ˈtō-sən\

Definition of VASOTOCIN

:  a polypeptide pituitary hormone of most vertebrates below mammals that has properties similar to oxytocin and vasopressin

Origin of VASOTOCIN

vaso- + oxytocin
First Known Use: circa 1963
Medical Dictionary

vasotocin

noun va·so·to·cin \ˌvā-zə-ˈtōs-ən\

Medical Definition of VASOTOCIN

:  a polypeptide pituitary hormone of most lower vertebrates that is held to have an antidiuretic function

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