somatotropic


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so·ma·to·trop·ic

(sō'mă-tō-trop'ik),
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
Synonym(s): somatotrophic
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]

somatotropic

/so·ma·to·tro·pic/ (-tro´pik)
1. having an affinity for or attacking the body cells.
2. having a stimulating effect on nutrition and growth.
3. having the properties of somatotrophin.

somatotropic

[-trop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, soma, body, trope, a turn
pertaining to an agent that influences the body or body cells.

so·ma·to·trop·ic

, somatotrophic (sō'mă-tō-trō'pik, -trō'fik)
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]
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