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gonadotropin

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