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Pronunciation: gli'ko-trop'ik, -trof'ik

Definition: Pertaining to a principle in extracts of the anterior lobe of the pituitary that antagonizes the action of insulin and causes hyperglycemia.

[glyco- + G. trophe, nourishment; trope, a turning]

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