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gonadotropic

[goh-nad-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, gon-uh-doh-]
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adjective Biochemistry.
  1. pertaining to substances formed in the anterior pituitary gland that affect the activity of the ovary or testis.
Also go·nad·o·troph·ic [goh-nad-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/.

Origin of gonadotropic

First recorded in 1930–35; gonad + -o- + -tropic
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Historical Examples

  • Effects of gonadotropic hormone on the pelage of white winter long-tailed weasels; abstract.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall


gonadotropic in Medicine

gonadotropic

(gō-năd′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin.
  2. Promoting the growth or function of the gonads.
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