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ecdysone

[ ek-duh-zohn, -sohn ]
/ ˈɛk dəˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn /
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noun
an insect hormone that stimulates metamorphosis.
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Origin of ecdysone

First recorded in 1955–60; ecdys(is) + -one

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British Dictionary definitions for ecdysone

ecdysone
/ (ɛkˈdaɪˌsəʊn) /

noun
a hormone secreted by the prothoracic gland of insects that controls ecdysis and stimulates metamorphosis

Word Origin for ecdysone

C20: from German ecdyson, from Greek ekdusis; see ecdysis
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