from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polypeptide hormone produced chiefly by the hypothalamus that inhibits the secretion of various other hormones, such as somatotropin, glucagon, insulin, thyrotropin, and gastrin.
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- n. A polypeptide hormone, secreted by the pancreas, that inhibits the production of certain other hormones.
somato(tropin) + -stat + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek σῶμα + statin (Wiktionary)