thymosin

noun
thy·​mo·​sin | \ ˈthī-mə-sən How to pronounce thymosin (audio) \

Definition of thymosin

: a mixture of polypeptides isolated from the thymus also : any of these

First Known Use of thymosin

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thymosin

Greek thymos thymus + English -in entry 1

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“Thymosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymosin. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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thymosin

noun
thy·​mo·​sin | \ ˈthī-mə-sən How to pronounce thymosin (audio) \

Medical Definition of thymosin

: a mixture of polypeptides isolated from the thymus also : any of these polypeptides

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