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gonadotropin

[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a gonadotropic substance.
Also, gonadotrophin
[goh-nad-uh-troh-fin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ fɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; gonadotrop(ic) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for gonadotropin

gonadotrophin

/ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn/
noun
1.
any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activity See chorionic gonadotrophin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin
Derived Forms
gonadotrophic, gonadotropic, adjective
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gonadotropin in Medicine

gonadotropin go·nad·o·tro·pin (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn) or go·nad·o·tro·phin (-trō'fĭn, -trō'pĭn)
n.
A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes. Also called gonadotropic hormone.

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gonadotropin in Science
gonadotropin (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn) also gonadotrophin
  (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn)   
Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
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