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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes [syn: melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSH]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1953 any of several vertebrate hormones of the pituitary gland that darken the skin by stimulating melanin dispersion in pigment-containing cells



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