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inhibin

Pronunciation: in-hib'in

Definition: One of several proteins that participate in differentiation and growth. Two glycoproteins, inhibin A and inhibin B, are secreted by Sertoli cells in the testis and granulosa cells in the ovary, inhibiting FSH secretion by direct action on the pituitary.

[inhibit + -in]

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