ecdysone

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

ecdyson

play \ˈek-də-ˌsän\

Definition of ecdysone

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1956


Medical Dictionary

ecdysone

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

ecdyson

\-ˌsän\play

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


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