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hormone

noun hor·mone \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
2
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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hormone

noun hor·mone \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
May 30, 2015
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