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ecdysone

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noun ec·dy·sone \ˈek-də-ˌsōn\

Definition of ecdysone

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



Variants of ecdysone

also ec·dy·son play \-ˌsän\

Origin of ecdysone

International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone


First Known Use: 1956


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ecdysone

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noun ec·dy·sone \ˈek-də-ˌsōn\

Medical Definition of ecdysone

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



Variants of ecdysone

also ec·dy·son \-ˌsän\play

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