hormonal

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adjective hor·mon·al \ hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl \

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

hormonally

play \hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl-ē\ adverb

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926


Medical Dictionary

hormonal

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adjective hor·mon·al \ hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl \

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

hormonally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb
    • hormonally active


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