Definition of adiponectin in English:

adiponectin

noun

  • A protein hormone which is produced by fat cells and released in high concentrations into the blood, and which has a variety of physiological effects, including the reduction of inflammation and atherogenesis and improvement of the response of cells to insulin.

Origin

1990s. From adipo- + -nectin.

Pronunciation:

adiponectin

/ˌadɪpəˈnɛktɪn/