kinin

kinin

[kahy-nin, kin-in]
noun Biochemistry.
2.
any of a group of hormones, formed in body tissues, that cause dilation of blood vessels and influence capillary permeability.

Origin:
1950–55; independent use of -kinin, or (cyto)kin(esis) + -in2

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-kinin

a combining form used in the names of hormones, especially peptide hormones: bradykinin; cytokinin.

Origin:
< Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion (cf. kinesis, kinetic) + -in2

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kinin (ˈkaɪnɪn)
 
n
1.  any of a group of polypeptides in the blood that cause dilation of the blood vessels and make smooth muscles contract
2.  another name for cytokinin
 
[C20: from Greek kin(ēma) motion + -in]

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kinin ki·nin (kī'nĭn)
n.
Any of various polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.

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