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 (lĭp′ə-trō′pĭn, lī′pə-)
A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the breakdown of lipids stored in the body's fat cells.

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(Biology) a hormone in the pituitary gland which stimulates the movement of fatty acids
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(ˌlɪp əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-)

a pituitary hormone that regulates fat in body tissue.
[1960–65; lipotrop (ic) + -in1]
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