sex hormone

noun
: a steroid hormone (such as estrogen or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and affects the growth or function of the reproductive organs or the development of secondary sex characteristics

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1915

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sex hormone

noun
: a steroid hormone (as estradiol, progesterone, androstenedione, or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and that exerts estrogenic, progestational, or androgenic activity on the growth or function of the reproductive organs or on the development of secondary sex characteristics

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