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Pronunciation: so'ma-to-mam'o-tro'pin

Definition: A peptide hormone, closely related to somatotropin in its biologic properties, produced by the normal placenta and by certain neoplasms.

[somato- + L. mamma, breast, + G. trope, a turning, + -in]

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