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Line breaks: cha|lone
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləʊn, ˈkeɪ-/

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Definition of chalone in English:


A substance secreted like a hormone but having the effect of inhibiting a physiological process.


early 20th century: from Greek khalōn 'slackening', present participle of khalaein, on the pattern of hormone.

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