eledoisin

noun el·e·doi·sin \ ˌe-lə-ˈdȯi-sᵊn \

Definition of eledoisin

:a small protein C54H85N13O15S from the salivary glands of several octopuses (genus Eledone) that is a powerful vasodilator and hypotensive agent

Origin and Etymology of eledoisin

irregular from New Latin Eledone, from Greek eledōnē, a kind of octopus


Medical Dictionary

eledoisin

noun el·e·doi·sin \ ˌel-ə-ˈdȯis-ᵊn \

medical Definition of eledoisin

:a small protein C54H85N13O15S from the salivary glands of several octopuses (genus Eledone) that is a powerful vasodilator and hypotensive agent

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eledoisin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!