lipotropin

noun
li·​po·​tro·​pin | \ ˌlī-pō-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce lipotropin (audio) , ˌli-, -ˈträ- \

Definition of lipotropin

: either of two protein hormones of the pituitary gland that function in the mobilization of fat reserves

First Known Use of lipotropin

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Lipotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipotropin. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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lipotropin

noun
li·​po·​tro·​pin | \ ˌlip-ə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce lipotropin (audio) , ˌlīp- How to pronounce lipotropin (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipotropin

: 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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