/koh'leuh sis'teuh kuy"nin, kol'euh-/, n.
a hormone secreted by the upper portion of the intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and increases secretion of pancreatic juice. Abbr.: CCK
[1925-30; CHOLECYST + -O- + -KININ]

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