Intermedin meaning

ĭn'tər-mēd'n
A hormone produced by the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland in certain vertebrates, that influences the activity of pigment cells.
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(biochemistry) A melanocyte-stimulating hormone.
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Origin of intermedin

  • New Latin (pars) intermed(ia) middle part of the hypophysis (from feminine of Late Latin intermedius intermediate) –in
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition