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sex hormone

noun

Medical Definition of SEX HORMONE

:  a steroid hormone (as estradiol, progesterone, androstenedione, or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and that exerts estrogenic, progestational, or androgenic activity on the growth or function of the reproductive organs or on the development of secondary sex characteristics

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May 24, 2015
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