histamine NOUN a compound which is released by cells in response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing muscle contraction and capillary dilation.
DERIVATIVES histaminic adjective.
ORIGIN from Greek histos 'web, tissue' and AMINE(Cf. ↑amine).

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