Dictionary.com

gonadotropin

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

noun Biochemistry.
a gonadotropic substance.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for gonadotropin

gonadotropin
[ gō-năd′ə-trōpĭn, -trŏpĭn ]

n.
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
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for gonadotropin

gonadotropin
[ 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK