Meaning of obestatin in English:

obestatin

Pronunciation /ˌəʊbɪˈstatɪn/

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • A peptide hormone produced mainly in the stomach lining and thought to have some physiological effects contrary to those of ghrelin, to which it is related.

Origin

1990s from obese or obesity + Latin +stat-, stem of stare ‘to stand, halt’ + -in.