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gonadotropin

[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a gonadotropic substance.
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Also go·nad·o·tro·phin [goh-nad-uh-troh-fin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ fɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/.

Origin of gonadotropin

First recorded in 1935–40; gonadotrop(ic) + -in2
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gonadotropin in Medicine

gonadotropin

(gō-năd′ə-trōpĭn, -trŏpĭn)
n.
  1. A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes.gonadotropic hormone
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gonadotropin in Science

gonadotropin

[gō-năd′ə-trōpĭn, -trŏpĭn]
  1. Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
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