Definition of Kinin

1. Noun. Any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves.

Exact synonyms: Cytokinin
Generic synonyms: Growth Regulator, Phytohormone, Plant Hormone



Definition of Kinin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of various structurally related polypeptides of the autacoid family, such as bradykinin and kallikrein, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kinin

1. a hormone [n -S] - See also: hormone

Medical Definition of Kinin

1. One of a number of widely differing substances having pronounced and dramatic physiological effects. Some (e.g., kallidin and bradykinin) are polypeptides, formed in blood by proteolysis secondary to some pathological process, that stimulate visceral smooth muscle but relax vascular smooth muscle, thus producing vasodilation; others (e.g., kinetin) are plant growth regulators. Origin: G. Kineo, to move, + -in (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinin

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kingwood
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kingwoods
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kinic
kinic acid
kinichilite
kinilaw
kinin (current term)
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kininogen
kininogenase
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kinjite
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kinkajou
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kinked
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Literary usage of Kinin

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1. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"... women's bead belts with red shell beads and, beginning in the late nineteenth century, beads imported from Japan (kinin woon(. 21. ..."

2. New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud by Michael Levi Rodkinson (1903)
"And my support is from a Mishna in Tract kinin: ". . . It happened that the price of kinin in Jerusalem increased to the extent of denri in gold. ..."

3. New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1903)
"And my support is from a Mishna in Tract kinin: " . . . It happened that the price of kinin in Jerusalem increased to the extent of denri in gold. ..."

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