Any of a number of hormones regulating larval development in insects and inhibiting metamorphosis.
- The mode of action of methoprene is to directly interfere with normal hormone function by mimicking the insect juvenile hormone.
- Methyl farnesoate is a sesquiterpene that is related to the insect juvenile hormone.
- Oogenesis in Drosophila is regulated by the steroid hormone ecdysone and the sesquiterpenoid juvenile hormone.
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Syllabification: ju·ve·nile hor·mone
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