kinin

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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

Origin and Etymology of kinin

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


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kinin

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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

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