[ hawr-mohn-l ]


  1. of or relating to a hormone or hormones:

    hormonal secretions from endocrine glands.

  2. exhibiting any of the emotional and behavioral effects of one’s sex hormones: They’re just hormonal boys looking at nude pictures.

    I was hormonal after giving birth, crying over nothing.

    They’re just hormonal boys looking at nude pictures.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hormonal1

First recorded in 1925–30; hormon(e) ( def ) + -al 1( def )

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Example Sentences

The company ultimately hopes to bring its product to the US, as well as to expand its work to include using data to improve hormonal stimulation.

“Kids need more sleep during these early stages when there are a lot of hormonal changes going on,” she explains.

Yes, there are early hormonal actions that make a male brain more prone to display male-typical behavior and a female more prone to display behavior that is female-typical.

For IUD users, you still experience natural hormonal fluctuations, even if you don’t get a period, and can track your cycle and find your monthly patterns.

Each of these systems is associated with its own brain patterns and hormonal activity, and each, Fisher argues, developed to ensure the survival of our species in a different way.

Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials.

Sex differences in brain cancer cannot be explained by age-related hormonal changes.

The hormonal fuel for both impulses is the same: testosterone.

DDT, PCBs, and others have been shown to cause cancer, nervous system damage, and hormonal changes, according to Rochman.

This hormonal hurricane is not just restricted to the usual boyband demographic of teenagers and young girls.

The work of Evans on T. carolina suggests that eye color in box turtles is under hormonal control.