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somatotropic so·mat·o·trop·ic (sō-māt’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk, sō’mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·troph·ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk)
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.


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