myostatin

noun
myo·​stat·​in | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈsta-tᵊn How to pronounce myostatin (audio) \

Medical Definition of myostatin

: a protein found mainly in skeletal muscle that is a transforming growth factor acting to restrain the growth of muscles Two treatments that block a protein called myostatin, which slows muscle growth, are now in the pipeline.— Rowan Hooper, New Scientist, 10 Dec. 2005

Learn More about myostatin

Share myostatin

Comments on myostatin

What made you want to look up myostatin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!