gonadotropin [goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.
- a substance.
Also go·nad·o·tro·phin [goh-nad-uh-troh-fin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ fɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/. Compare. Origin of gonadotropin First recorded in 1935–40; + British Dictionary definitions for gonadotrophin gonadotrophin gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn) noun
- any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activitySee , , ,
Derived Formsgonadotrophic or gonadotropic, adjective gonadotrophin in Medicine gonadotropin [gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn] 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.gonadotropic hormone
gonadotrophin in Science gonadotropin [gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn]
- Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.