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ecdysone

[ek-duh-zohn, -sohn] /ˈɛk dəˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn/
noun
1.
an insect hormone that stimulates metamorphosis.
Origin of ecdysone
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; ecdys(is) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for ecdysone

ecdysone

/ɛkˈdaɪˌsəʊn/
noun
1.
a hormone secreted by the prothoracic gland of insects that controls ecdysis and stimulates metamorphosis
Word Origin
C20: from German ecdyson, from Greek ekdusis; see ecdysis
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