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Pronunciation: o'pe-o-mel'a-no-kor'tin

Definition: A linear polypeptide of the pituitary gland that contains in its sequence the sequences of endorphins, MSH, ACTH, and the like, which are split off enzymically; the nucleotide sequence coding has been determined for several species.

Synonym(s): opiocortin

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