kallidin

noun

kal·​li·​din ˈka-lə-dən How to pronounce kallidin (audio)
: either of two vasodilator kinins formed from blood plasma globulin by the action of kallikrein:
b
: one with a terminal lysine amino acid residue added to bradykinin

Word History

Etymology

German, from Kallikrein + Peptid peptide + -in

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kallidin was in 1950

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“Kallidin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kallidin. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

kallidin

noun
kal·​li·​din ˈkal-əd-ən How to pronounce kallidin (audio)
: either of two vasodilator kinins formed from blood plasma globulin by the action of kallikrein:
b
: one that has the same amino acid sequence as bradykinin with a terminal lysine added
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