ecdysone


ec·dy·sone

noun \ˈek-də-ˌsōn\

Definition of ECDYSONE

:  any of several arthropod hormones that in insects are produced by the prothoracic gland and that trigger molting and metamorphosis

Variants of ECDYSONE

ec·dy·sone also ec·dy·son \-ˌsän\

Origin of ECDYSONE

International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone
First Known Use: 1956

ec·dy·sone

noun \ˈek-də-ˌsōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ECDYSONE

: any of several arthropod hormones that in insects are produced by the prothoracic gland and that trigger molting and metamorphosis

Variants of ECDYSONE

ec·dy·sone also ec·dy·son \-ˌsän\

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