kinin

noun
ki·​nin | \ ˈkī-nən How to pronounce kinin (audio) \

Definition of kinin

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

First Known Use of kinin

1954, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kinin

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

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“Kinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinin. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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kinin

noun
ki·​nin | \ ˈkī-nən How to pronounce kinin (audio) \

Medical Definition of kinin

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

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