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gonadotropin

[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-]
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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British Dictionary definitions for gonadotrophin

gonadotrophin

gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)

noun
  1. 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
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Derived Formsgonadotrophic or gonadotropic, adjective
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gonadotrophin 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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gonadotrophin 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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