juvenile hormone

noun

Definition of juvenile hormone

: an insect hormone that is secreted by the corpora allata, inhibits maturation to the imago, and plays a role in reproduction

First Known Use of juvenile hormone

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Juvenile hormone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenile%20hormone. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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