a form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin
Usage Domain: ↑trade name
Hypernyms: ↑insulin

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/hyooh"myeuh lin/ or, often, /yooh"-/, Pharm., Trademark.
a brand of human insulin produced by genetically engineered bacteria.

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humulin Chem.
[f. Bot. L. Humul-us (lupulus), the hop.]
The bitter aromatic principle of the hop; lupulin.
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