thymosin

thymosin

[thahy-muh-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a hormone, produced by the thymus gland, that promotes the development of T cells from stem cells.

Origin:
1966; thym(us) + -in2

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thymosin thy·mo·sin (thī'mə-sĭn)
n.
A hormone secreted by the thymus that stimulates development of T cells.

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