Pronounced: bih-HOOF, noun

Notes: I thought that this may be riding something with hooves (but no)

Yesterday’s word

The word serotonin meaning is hard to determine: I seem to be getting conflicting definitions: The original place I retrieved the word from says that our word is “a hormone that, like dopamine, heightens feelings of well-being, happiness, and euphoria”. However, says that it is a neurotransmitter “involved in sleep, depression, and memory” (and other things).

First usage

Our word came into English in the 1940s

Background / Comments

A complex definition… Our word comes from sero- (serum) and tone (a sound) and -in (suffix used to make nouns in chemistry). I’m not sure how “tone” fits into this definition; it was hard to get a good information about this word.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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