lipotropin

noun

li·​po·​tro·​pin ˌlī-pō-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce lipotropin (audio) ˌli- How to pronounce lipotropin (audio)
-ˈträ-
: either of two protein hormones of the pituitary gland that function in the mobilization of fat reserves

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lipotropin was in 1964

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“Lipotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipotropin. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

lipotropin

noun
li·​po·​tro·​pin ˌlip-ə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce lipotropin (audio) ˌlīp- How to pronounce lipotropin (audio)
: either of two protein hormones of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that function in the mobilization of fat reserves
especially : beta-lipotropin
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