villikinin

noun
vil·​li·​ki·​nin | \ ˌvil-ə-ˈkī-nən How to pronounce villikinin (audio) \

Medical Definition of villikinin

: a hormone postulated to exist in order to explain the activity of intestinal extracts in stimulating the intestinal villi

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