sex hormone


noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of steroid hormones that regulate the growth and function of the reproductive organs or stimulate the development of the secondary sexual characteristics.

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Origin of sex hormone

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for sex hormone

sex hormone

noun

an animal hormone affecting development and growth of reproductive organs and related parts
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Medical definitions for sex hormone

sex hormone

n.

Any of various steroid hormones, such as estrogen and androgen, affecting the growth or function of the reproductive organs and the development of secondary sex characteristics.
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Scientific definitions for sex hormone

sex hormone

Any of various steroid hormones that regulate the sexual development of an organism and are needed for reproduction. Testosterone and estrogen are sex hormones.
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