hepcidin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From hep (liver) +‎ -cide (killing) +‎ -in (compound), because of its origin and bacteria-killing properties.

Noun[edit]

hepcidin (usually uncountable, plural hepcidins)

  1. A hormone produced by the liver that regulates iron homeostasis in mammals.