Definición de thyroxine en inglés:

thyroxine

Silabificación: thy·rox·ine
Pronunciación: /THīˈräksēn, -sin
 
/
(also thyroxin /-sin/)

sustantivo

Biochemistry
  • The main hormone produced by the thyroid gland, acting to increase metabolic rate and so regulating growth and development.
    • An iodine-containing amino acid; chemical formula: C15H11NO4I4
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The thyroid releases too much of the hormone thyroxine, which increases the person's basal metabolic rate.
    • Human beings require iodine for the production of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
    • When your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, you develop hyperthyroidism.

Origen

early 20th century: from thyroid + ox- 'oxygen' + in from indole (because of an early misunderstanding of its chemical structure), altered by substitution of -ine4.

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