adrenocorticotropin

noun
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​tro·​pin | \ ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce adrenocorticotropin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly adrenocorticotrophin \ ə-​ˈdrē-​nō-​ˌkȯr-​ti-​kō-​ˈtrō-​fən How to pronounce adrenocorticotropin (audio) \

Definition of adrenocorticotropin

: acth

First Known Use of adrenocorticotropin

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenocorticotropin

adrenocorticotrop(ic) or adrenocorticotroph(ic) + -in entry 1

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The first known use of adrenocorticotropin was in 1949

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“Adrenocorticotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocorticotropin. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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adrenocorticotropin

noun
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​tro·​pin | \ -ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce adrenocorticotropin (audio) \
variants: also adrenocorticotrophin \ -​ˈtrō-​fən How to pronounce adrenocorticotropin (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenocorticotropin

: acth

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