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juvenile hormone


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hormone in arthropod larvae that inhibits ecdysone, thereby preventing molting and the development of larvae into adults until its level drops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of sesquiterpene hormones that regulate insect physiology by preventing molting of the exoskeleton and thus development of the larva

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hormone secreted by insects which inhibits the molting of an insect from its juvenile into its adult form; also, substances having similar activity, but produced by plants.


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