somatomedin

noun
so·​mato·​me·​din | \ ˌsō-mə-tō-ˈmē-dᵊn How to pronounce somatomedin (audio) , sō-ˌma-tə-\

Definition of somatomedin

: 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)

First Known Use of somatomedin

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somatomedin

somat- + intermediary + -in entry 1

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somatomedin

noun
so·​ma·​to·​me·​din | \ sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈmēd-ᵊn, ˌsō-mət-ə- How to pronounce somatomedin (audio) \

Medical Definition of somatomedin

: 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 specifically : insulin-like growth factor

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