Share this entry

Share this page

growth hormone

Syllabification: growth hor·mone

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.

Definition of growth hormone in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…