vasotocin

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noun va·so·to·cin \ˌvā-zə-ˈtō-sən\

Definition of vasotocin

  1. :  a polypeptide pituitary hormone of most vertebrates below mammals that has properties similar to oxytocin and vasopressin

Origin and Etymology of vasotocin

vaso- + (oxy)tocin


First Known Use: circa 1963


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vasotocin

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noun va·so·to·cin \ˌvā-zə-ˈtōs-ən\

Medical Definition of vasotocin

  1. :  a polypeptide pituitary hormone of most lower vertebrates that is held to have an antidiuretic function


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