kinin

noun ki·nin \ ˈkī-nən \

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
2 : cytokinin

Origin and Etymology of kinin

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


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kinin

noun ki·nin \ ˈkī-nən \

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
2 : cytokinin

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