eledoisin

noun
el·​e·​doi·​sin | \ ˌe-lə-ˈdȯi-sᵊn How to pronounce eledoisin (audio) \

Definition of eledoisin

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

First Known Use of eledoisin

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eledoisin

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

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“Eledoisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eledoisin. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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eledoisin

noun
el·​e·​doi·​sin | \ ˌel-ə-ˈdȯis-ᵊn How to pronounce eledoisin (audio) \

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

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