inhibin

noun
in·​hib·​in | \ in-ˈhi-bən How to pronounce inhibin (audio) \

Definition of inhibin

: a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone

Examples of inhibin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Women Who Experienced Them An ovarian reserve test generally consists of a blood and/or urine analysis to determines levels of the hormones inhibin B, anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Health.com, 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of inhibin

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inhibin

Latin inhibēre to inhibit + English -in entry 1

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The first known use of inhibin was in 1932

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“Inhibin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhibin. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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inhibin

noun
in·​hib·​in | \ in-ˈhib-ən How to pronounce inhibin (audio) \

Medical Definition of inhibin

: a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone — compare activin

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