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 hormonally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the fetal genetic test comes back normal, that’s a clue that doctors should explore nongenetic causes, such as a malformation of the uterus or a hormonal issue. NBC News, "Many miscarriages are still a mystery. A new test could give women faster answers.," 10 Feb. 2020 Somehow the hormonal milieu of us, one portends for more breast cancer, one portends for less. CBS News, "Death rates are falling, but black women are still far more likely to die from breast cancer," 3 Oct. 2019 Worse, throughout that time, Weber and Fuller, who were on a small, elevated platform in the center of the crowd and right in front of the stage, kept smooching like hormonal high school kids on prom night. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "Cedar Point episode of ‘The Bachelor’ was a cold, blustery lesson in reality . . . and it wasn’t pretty," 27 Jan. 2020 Multiple Pimples on the Lower Half of Your Face Zits along your chin and jawline are an indication that your acne may have a hormonal component, according to Dr. Zeichner. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Find Your Acne Solution With Face Mapping," 6 Jan. 2020 In fact, dry skin, normal skin, sensitive skin, basically any skin can be prone to breakouts as well, depending on all kinds of environmental, hormonal, and genetic factors. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "The 18 Best Derm-Approved Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin," 2 Jan. 2020 So can allergies, parasitic skin problems, including fleas, mites, and lice, and certain hormonal disorders like thyroid disease. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Treat Dry Skin on Cats, According to Veterinarians," 30 Dec. 2019 The combination of fatigue that you experience from sleep deprivation and hormonal stress reactions, in turn, affect your neurobiological responses and behavior. Daryl Davies, Joshua Silva And Terry David Church, CNN, "Hangovers: Why you get them and how to fight them off," 27 Dec. 2019 Also, cluster headaches generally aren’t triggered by certain factors, like stress or hormonal changes, the way tension headaches and migraines can be. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What Your Headaches Can Tell You About Your Health," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormonal. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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 hormonally (audio) \ adverb
hormonally active

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