ecdysone

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

First Known Use of ecdysone

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecdysone

International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone

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ecdysone

noun
ec·​dy·​sone | \ˈek-də-ˌsōn \
variants: also ecdyson \ -​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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