insulin

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See also: Insulin

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]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsjʊlin/, /ˈɪnʃʊlɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsəlɪn/
  • Hyphenation: in‧su‧lin

Noun[edit]

insulin (countable and uncountable, plural insulins)

  1. A polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.
    • 1926, The Survey Volume 56, 65:
      Ask a dozen persons to tell you what they know about insulin and you will get some surprising and contradictory an- swers. The truth is this: Insulin is not a cure for diabetes, but it is helping to prolong and gladden lives.
    • 2019, Associated Press, “Colorado law caps cost of insulin at $100 a month,” The Washington Times:
      Nationally the average insulin price nearly tripled from 2002 through 2013, and prices have risen 10% or more a year since then, forcing many diabetics to ration their insulin.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin insula +‎ -in

Noun[edit]

insulin n (definite singular insulinet, uncountable)

  1. insulin

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin insula +‎ -in

Noun[edit]

insulin n (definite singular insulinet, uncountable)

  1. insulin

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