somatomedin

noun

so·​mato·​me·​din ˌsō-mə-tō-ˈmē-dᵊn How to pronounce somatomedin (audio)
sō-ˌma-tə-
: any of several endogenous peptides produced especially in the liver that are dependent on and probably mediate growth hormone activity (as in sulfate uptake by epiphyseal cartilage)

Word History

Etymology

somat- + intermediary + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of somatomedin was in 1971

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“Somatomedin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatomedin. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

somatomedin

noun
so·​ma·​to·​me·​din sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈmēd-ᵊn, ˌsō-mət-ə- How to pronounce somatomedin (audio)
: any of several endogenous peptides produced especially in the liver that are dependent on and mediate growth hormone activity (as in sulfate uptake by epiphyseal cartilage)

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