insulin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin īnsula (island) (named for the islets of Langerhans, where insulin is produced) +‎ -in.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnsəlɪn/
  • Hyphenation: in‧su‧lin

Noun[edit]

insulin (countable and uncountable, plural insulins)

  1. A polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.

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