prohormone

prohormone

[proh-hawr-mohn]
noun Biochemistry.
the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived.

Origin:
1930–35; pro-1 + hormone

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prohormone pro·hor·mone (prō-hôr'mōn')
n.
An intraglandular precursor of a hormone.

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