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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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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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