somatotropic

Having a stimulating effect on body growth. SYN: somatotrophic. [somato- + G. trope, a turning]

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so·ma·to·trop·ic .sō-mət-ə-'trō-pik, sə-.mat-ə-, -'träp-ik or so·ma·to·tro·phic -'trō-fik adj promoting growth <\somatotropic activity>

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so·ma·to·tro·pic (so″mə-to-troґpik) [somato- + -tropic] 1. having an affinity for or stimulating the body or the body cells; also having an influence on the body. 2. having a stimulating effect on body nutrition and growth. 3. having the properties of a growth hormone (somatotropin).

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