thymosin

noun

thy·​mo·​sin ˈthī-mə-sən How to pronounce thymosin (audio)
: a mixture of polypeptides isolated from the thymus
also : any of these

Word History

Etymology

Greek thymos thymus + English -in entry 1

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymosin was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Thymosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymosin. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymosin

noun
thy·​mo·​sin ˈthī-mə-sən How to pronounce thymosin (audio)
: a mixture of polypeptides isolated from the thymus
also : any of these polypeptides

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