Definition of adiponectin in US English:

adiponectin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein hormone that is produced by fat cells. Its physiological effects include the reduction of inflammation and atherogenesis (the formation of fatty deposits in the arteries) and enhancement of the response of cells to insulin.

Origin

1990s: from Latin adeps, adip- ‘fat’ + nectere ‘bind, tie, fasten’ + -in.

Pronunciation

adiponectin

/ˌædəpoʊˈnɛktən//ˌadəpōˈnektən/