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prohormone

[ proh-hawr-mohn ]
/ proʊˈhɔr moʊn /
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noun Biochemistry.
the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived.
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Origin of prohormone

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

prohormone
[ prō-hôrmōn′ ]

n.
An intraglandular precursor of a hormone.
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