hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal therapy
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (such as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels moody hormonal teenagers

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Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \ hȯr-​ˈmō-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Excess sebum production can be caused by genetic and hormonal factors that no amount of skincare products can change. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, "How to get rid of oily skin," 1 Apr. 2021 The most common causes of women’s hair thinning are hereditary and hormonal. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, "Your Hair Is Also Experiencing Pandemic-Related Stress. Here’s What to Do.," 24 Mar. 2021 Only players with regular menstrual cycles who did not use hormonal contraceptives were included in the analysis, since contraceptives eliminate the large variations in estrogen levels. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Injury Risk," 18 Mar. 2021 The blood’s propensity to clot is highly regulated within the human body, but some medicines such as hormonal birth control pills can disrupt the process. Richard Bravo, Fortune, "AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine gets all-clear from EU health agency following blood clot uproar," 18 Mar. 2021 Twenty-three South Carolina Republicans have signed onto a measure aimed at blocking hormonal treatments for transgender youth. Meg Kinnard, Star Tribune, "SC lawmaker draws ire from fellow Dems on transgender bill," 17 Mar. 2021 Netflix’s animated trip through adolescence, Big Mouth, offers us the hormonal tweens Missy and Jessi (voiced by Ayo Edebiri and Jessi Klein), acknowledging that the horrors of puberty are not solely a male experience. Nahnatchka Khan, Rolling Stone, "Nahnatchka Khan on Rethinking the ‘Strong Female Character’," 16 Mar. 2021 In the proud adolescent tradition of PEN15, Nasim Pedrad will be playing an awkward hormonal teen on TV this spring. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, "Nasim Pedrad Is an Awkward Little Teen Boy in the Trailer for Chad," 23 Feb. 2021 Even my soul-crushing, hormonal pimple that came and went during this period of time didn’t have a chance to leave its mark. Marianne Mychaskiw, Marie Claire, "Why Biossance’s Squalane and Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum Is Worth It," 10 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Apr 2021

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“Hormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormonal. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal disorders hormonal contraceptive methods
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels hormonal teenagers

Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \ adverb
hormonally active

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