[ goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh- ]
/ goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.

a gonadotropic substance.
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)

/ (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn) /


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 Forms

gonadotrophic 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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