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gonadotropic

[goh-nad-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/
adjective, Biochemistry
1.
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-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of gonadotropic
1930-1935
1930-35; gonad + -o- + -tropic
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  • Effects of gonadotropic hormone on the pelage of white winter long-tailed weasels; abstract.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
gonadotropic in Medicine

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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