lente

noun, often capitalized L
len·​te | \ ˈlen-tā\
variants: or lente insulin

Medical Definition of lente

: a preparation of insulin zinc suspension that contains insulin in both crystalline and amorphous form in the approximate ratio of 7:3 and has a duration of action that is relatively shorter than Ultralente insulin formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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