thyrotropic

adjective thy·ro·tro·pic \ ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträ- \
variants: or less commonly thyrotrophic play \ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-fik, -ˈträ-\

Definition of thyrotropic

: exerting or characterized by a direct influence on the secretory activity of the thyroid gland
  • thyrotropic functions

First Known Use of thyrotropic

circa 1923

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

thyrotropic

adjective thy·ro·tro·pic \ ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträp-ik \
variants: also thyrotrophic play \-ˈtrō-fik\

medical Definition of thyrotropic

: exerting or characterized by a direct influence on the secretory activity of the thyroid gland

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thyrotropic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lighting electrician on a movie set

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!