thrombopoietin

[throm-boh-poi-i-tn, ‐poi-et-n]
noun
a hormone that induces bone marrow cells to form blood platelets.

Origin:
1990–95; < Greek thrómbo(s) clot + poiēt(ḗs) maker; see -in2

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