[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-] .

1930–35; gonad + -o- + -tropic

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gonadotrophin or gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn, ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)
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
gonado'trophic or gonadotropin
gonado'tropic or gonadotropin

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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)

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

  2. Promoting the growth or function of the gonads.

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