hormone

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hor·mone

noun \ˈhr-ˌmōn\

: a natural substance that is produced in the body and that influences the way the body grows or develops

Full Definition of HORMONE

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:  a product of living cells that circulates in body fluids (as blood) or sap and produces a specific often stimulatory effect on the activity of cells usually remote from its point of origin; also :  a synthetic substance that acts like a hormone
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hor·mone·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of HORMONE

Greek hormōn, present participle of horman to stir up, from hormē impulse, assault; akin to Greek ornynai to rouse — more at rise
First Known Use: 1905

Rhymes with HORMONE

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hor·mone

noun \ˈhr-ˌmōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HORMONE

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a : a product of living cells that circulates in body fluids (as blood) or sap and produces a specific often stimulatory effect on the activity of cells usually remote from its point of origin—called also internal secretion; see plant hormone b : a synthetic substance that acts like a hormone
hor·mone·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

hormone

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound (often a steroid or peptide) that is produced in one part of a multicellular organism and travels to another part to exert its action. Hormones regulate physiological activities including growth, reproduction, and homeostasis in vertebrates; molting and maintenance of the larval state (see larva) in insects; and growth, bud dormancy, and leaf shedding in plants. Most vertebrate hormones originate in specialized tissues (see endocrine system; gland) and are carried to their targets through the circulation. Among the many mammalian hormones are ACTH, sex hormones, thyroxine, insulin, and epinephrine. Insect hormones include ecdysone, thoracotropic hormone, and juvenile hormone. Plant hormones include ethylene, abscisin, auxins, gibberellins, and cytokinins.

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