parahormone

[păr′ə-hôrmōn′]

n.

A substance that is produced from ordinary metabolism and acts like a hormone in influencing the activity of a distant organ.

Nearby words

  1. pithead,
  2. pithecanthrope,
  3. pithecanthropoid,
  4. pithecanthropus,
  5. pitheco-,
  6. pithoi,
  7. pithom,
  8. pithos,
  9. pithy,
  10. pitiable


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