[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-]

noun Biochemistry.

a gonadotropic substance.

Nearby words

  1. gonadorelin hydrochloride,
  2. gonadotrope,
  3. gonadotroph,
  4. gonadotrophin,
  5. gonadotropic,
  6. gonadotropin releasing hormone,
  7. gonadotropin-releasing factor,
  8. gonadotropin-releasing hormone,
  9. gonads,
  10. gonaduct

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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British Dictionary definitions for gonadotrophin


gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)


any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activitySee chorionic gonadotrophin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin
Derived Formsgonadotrophic or gonadotropic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for gonadotrophin


[gō-năd′ə-trōpĭn, -trŏpĭn]


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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Science definitions for gonadotrophin


[gō-năd′ə-trōpĭn, -trŏpĭn]

Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
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