ecdysone

noun ec·dy·sone \ ˈek-də-ˌsōn \
variants: or less commonly ecdyson play \ˈek-də-ˌsän\

Definition of ecdysone

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

Origin and Etymology of ecdysone

International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone


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ecdysone

noun ec·dy·sone \ ˈek-də-ˌsōn \
variants: also ecdyson play \-ˌsän\

medical Definition of ecdysone

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

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