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leptin

[lep-tin] /ˈlɛp tɪn/
noun
1.
a hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism.
Origin of leptin
1995-2000; < Greek leptós small, thin + -in2
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leptin

/ˈlɛptɪn/
noun
1.
a protein, produced by fat cells in the body, that acts on the brain to regulate the amount of additional fat laid down in the body
Word Origin
C20: from lepto- + -in
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Contemporary definitions for leptin
noun

a protein produced by fat cells and involved in regulating food intake and fat storage in the body

Word Origin

1995-2000; < Gk leptos thin

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leptin
  (lěp'tĭn')   
A peptide hormone and neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite.
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