somatostatin

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma) + statin.

Noun[edit]

somatostatin (countable and uncountable, plural somatostatins)

  1. (biochemistry) A cyclopeptide hormone, secreted by the pancreas, that inhibits the production of certain other hormones

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