secretin

noun se·cre·tin \ si-ˈkrē-tᵊn \

Definition of secretin

: an intestinal proteinaceous hormone capable of stimulating secretion by the pancreas and liver

Origin and Etymology of secretin

secretion + 1-in


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secretin

noun se·cre·tin \ si-ˈkrēt-ᵊn \

medical Definition of secretin

: an intestinal proteinaceous hormone capable of stimulating secretion by the pancreas and liver

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