Definition of chalone in English:

chalone

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

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noun

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

Origin

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

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