from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta, which stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
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