somatomammotropin

noun

so·​ma·​to·​mam·​mo·​tro·​pin ˌsō-mət-ə-ˌmam-ə-ˈtrōp-ᵊn, sə-ˌmat-ə- How to pronounce somatomammotropin (audio)
: any of several hormones (as growth hormone and prolactin) having lactogenic and somatotropic properties
especially : placental lactogen

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“Somatomammotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatomammotropin. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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