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

  • n. See growth hormone.

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  • n. A polypeptide growth hormone produced by the human pituitary gland.

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

  • n. a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans


somato- + -trop(ic) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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