[goh-nad-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, gon-uh-doh-]

adjective Biochemistry.

pertaining to substances formed in the anterior pituitary gland that affect the activity of the ovary or testis.

Nearby words

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

Also go·nad·o·troph·ic [goh-nad-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/.

Origin of gonadotropic

First recorded in 1930–35; gonad + -o- + -tropic

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Medicine definitions for gonadotropic


[gō-năd′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]


Of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin.
Promoting the growth or function of the gonads.

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