somatotroph

noun

so·​ma·​to·​troph -ˌtrōf How to pronounce somatotroph (audio) -ˌträf How to pronounce somatotroph (audio)
: any of various cells of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that secrete growth hormone

called also somatotrope

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“Somatotroph.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatotroph. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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