thyrotropic

adjective thy·ro·tro·pic \ ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträ- \
variants: or less commonly thyrotrophic play \ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-fik, -ˈträ-\
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

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

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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

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