from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hormone secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach that stimulates the production of gastric juice.

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  • n. A hormone that stimulates the production of gastric acid in the stomach

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated


Ancient Greek γαστήρ + -in (Wiktionary)



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