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Meaning of lipotropin

lip•o•tro•pin

Pronunciation: (lip"u-trō'pin, lī"pu-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a large polypeptide of the pituitary gland from which endorphins and other endogenous opiates are thought to derive.
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