[kahy-nin, kin-in] /ˈkaɪ nɪn, ˈkɪn ɪn/
any of a group of hormones, formed in body tissues, that cause dilation of blood vessels and influence capillary permeability.
a combining form used in the names of hormones, especially peptide hormones:
any of a group of polypeptides in the blood that cause dilation of the blood vessels and make smooth muscles contract
another name for cytokinin
kinin ki·nin (kī’nĭn)
Any of various polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.
kininogen ki·nin·o·gen (kī-nĭn’ə-jən, -jěn’) n. The inactive globulin precursor of a plasma kinin.
kininogenase ki·nin·o·gen·ase (kī-nĭn’ə-jə-nās’, -nāz’) n. See kallikrein.
[kingk] /kɪŋk/ noun 1. a twist or curl, as in a thread, rope, wire, or hair, caused by its doubling or bending upon itself. 2. a muscular stiffness or soreness, as in the neck or back. 3. a flaw or imperfection likely to hinder the successful operation of something, as a machine or plan: There […]
[kin-keyd] /kɪnˈkeɪd/ noun 1. Thomas Cassin [kas-in] /ˈkæs ɪn/ (Show IPA), 1888–1972, U.S. admiral.