• (British) IPA: /ˈɪnsjʊlin/, /ˈɪnʃʊlɪn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɪnsəlɪn/


  1. A polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.
    • 1926, The Survey Volume 56, 65:
      Ask a dozen persons to tell you what they know about insulin and you will get some surprising and contradictory an- swers. The truth is this: Insulin is not a cure for diabetes, but it is helping to prolong and gladden lives.
    • 2019, Associated Press, “Colorado law caps cost of insulin at $100 a month,” The Washington Times:
      Nationally the average insulin price nearly tripled from 2002 through 2013, and prices have risen 10% or more a year since then, forcing many diabetics to ration their insulin.

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