Definition of growth hormone in English:

growth hormone

Syllabification: growth hor·mone


  • A hormone that stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.
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    • 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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