prohormone

[ proh-hawr-mohn ]
/ proʊˈhɔr moʊn /

noun Biochemistry.

the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived.

Origin of prohormone

First recorded in 1930–35; pro-1 + hormone
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Medicine definitions for prohormone

prohormone

[ prō-hôrmōn′ ]

n.

An intraglandular precursor of a hormone.
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