thyrotropic

adjective

thy·​ro·​tro·​pic ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce thyrotropic (audio)
-ˈträ-
variants or less commonly thyrotrophic
: exerting or characterized by a direct influence on the secretory activity of the thyroid gland
thyrotropic functions

Word History

Etymology

thyro- + -tropic or -trophic

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thyrotropic was circa 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Thyrotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyrotropic. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

thyrotropic

adjective
thy·​ro·​tro·​pic ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce thyrotropic (audio) -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce thyrotropic (audio)
variants also thyrotrophic
: exerting or characterized by a direct influence on the secretory activity of the thyroid gland
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