from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone produced principally by the small intestine in response to the presence of fats, causing contraction of the gallbladder, release of bile, and secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes. Also called pancreozymin.
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- n. Any of several peptide hormones that stimulate the digestion of fat and protein; abbreviated to CCK.
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- n. a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and the contraction and emptying of the gall bladder; its release is stimulated by the presence of fatty acids and amino acids in the small intestine
From cholecysto- + kinin. (Wiktionary)