prohormone

[ proh-hawr-mohn ]
/ proʊˈhɔr moʊn /

noun Biochemistry.

the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived.

Nearby words

  1. prohibition,
  2. prohibition party,
  3. prohibitionist,
  4. prohibitive,
  5. prohibitory,
  6. proinsulin,
  7. project,
  8. project note,
  9. projected,
  10. projected window

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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