Definition of adipokine in English:

adipokine

noun

Physiology
  • Any of a group of cytokine hormones synthesized by adipose tissue, including leptin and adiponectin.

Origin

Early 21st century; earliest use found in Atherosclerosis. Shortened from adipocytokine from adipo- + cytokine.

Pronunciation:

adipokine

/ˈadɪpəˌkʌɪn/