gonadotrophic

gonadotropic

[goh-nad-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, gon-uh-doh-]
adjective Biochemistry.
pertaining to substances formed in the anterior pituitary gland that affect the activity of the ovary or testis.
Also, gonadotrophic [goh-nad-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, gon-uh-doh-] .


Origin:
1930–35; gonad + -o- + -tropic

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gonadotrophin or gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn, ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)
 
n
chorionic gonadotrophin follicle-stimulating hormone luteinizing hormone See prolactin any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activity
 
gonadotropin or gonadotropin
 
n
 
gonado'trophic or gonadotropin
 
adj
 
gonado'tropic or gonadotropin
 
adj

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gonadotropic go·nad·o·trop·ic (gō-nād'ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk) or go·nad·o·troph·ic (-trŏf'ĭk, -trō'fĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin.

  2. Promoting the growth or function of the gonads.

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