vasotocin

noun
va·​so·​to·​cin | \ ˌvā-zə-ˈtō-sᵊn How to pronounce vasotocin (audio) \

Definition of vasotocin

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

First Known Use of vasotocin

circa 1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasotocin

vaso- + (oxy)tocin

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“Vasotocin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasotocin. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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vasotocin

noun
va·​so·​to·​cin | \ ˌvā-zə-ˈtōs-ᵊn How to pronounce vasotocin (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasotocin

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

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