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growth hormone Syllabification: growth hor·mone
Pronunciation: /ɡrōTH ˈhôrˌmōn/

Definition of growth hormone in English:

noun

A hormone that stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.
Example sentences
  • We have been treating growth hormone deficiency with growth hormone in children for over four decades.
  • Break a stalk, and the plant secretes a growth hormone that causes four or five shoots to bounce back.
  • Within the first year of birth, secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland commences.

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