kinin

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noun ki·nin \ˈkī-nən\

Definition of kinin

  1. 1 :  any of various polypeptide hormones that are formed locally in the tissues and cause dilation of blood vessels and contraction of smooth muscle

  2. 2 :  cytokinin

Origin and Etymology of kinin

Greek kinein to move, stimulate + English 1-in — more at -kinesis


First Known Use: 1954


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kinin

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noun ki·nin \ˈkī-nən\

Medical Definition of kinin

  1. 1:  any of various polypeptide hormones that are formed locally in the tissues and cause dilation of blood vessels and contraction of smooth muscle

  2. 2:  cytokinin


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