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ˈhɔr moʊnhor·mone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hormone, endocrine, internal secretion(noun)

    the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

GCIDE

  1. Hormone(n.)

    (Physiological Chem.) a chemical substance, whether natural or synthetic, that functions like a hormone in a living organism. Thus, synthetic steroid hormones may be more effective than their natural counterparts.

    Etymology: [From Gr. "orma`ein to excite.]

  2. Hormone(n.)

    (Bot.) A substance that controls growth rate or differentiation in plants; also called phytohormone. The most well-known are the auxins that stimulate growth at the growing tips of plants, and control root formation and the dropping of leaves; and the gibberellins, which are used in agriculture to promote plant growth.

    Etymology: [From Gr. "orma`ein to excite.]

  3. Hormone(n.)

    (Physiological Chem.) A chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in the circulation to another organ on which it exerts a specific effect on cells at a distance from the producing cells; thus, pituitary hormones produced in the brain may have effects on cells in distant parts of the body..

    Etymology: [From Gr. "orma`ein to excite.]

Wiktionary

  1. hormone(Noun)

    Any substance produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity.

  2. hormone(Noun)

    A synthetic compound with the same activity.

  3. hormone(Noun)

    Any similar substance in plants.

Freebase

  1. Hormone

    A hormone is a chemical released by a cell, a gland, or an organ in one part of the body that affects cells in other parts of the organism. Generally, only a small amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another. All multicellular organisms produce hormones; plant hormones are also called phytohormones. Hormones in animals are often transported in the blood. Cells respond to a hormone when they express a specific receptor for that hormone. The hormone binds to the receptor protein, resulting in the activation of a signal transduction mechanism that ultimately leads to cell type-specific responses. Endocrine hormone molecules are secreted directly into the bloodstream, typically into fenestrated capillaries. Hormones with paracrine function diffuse through the interstitial spaces to nearby target tissues. A variety of exogenous chemical compounds, both natural and synthetic, have hormone-like effects on both humans and wildlife. Their interference with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body can change the homeostasis, reproduction, development, and/or behavior, just as endogenously produced hormones do.

Editors Contribution

  1. hormone

    A type of matter naturally created by a living organism and naturally created in moderate amounts within the body of an animal or human being.

    Both animals and human beings naturally create their hormones essential for growth, regulation with their bodies in moderate amounts.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hormone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hormone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hormone in a Sentence

  1. Steve Orma:

    Sunlight will decrease the release of melatonin, a hormone that makes us sleepy.

  2. David Reynolds:

    While this large study suggests that women who received some forms of hormone therapy were slightly more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, it doesn't show that hormone therapy is responsible for this increased risk.

  3. Simon Lovestone:

    Although a very interesting paper, I don't think we need to worry excessively, this form of( human growth hormone) treatment stopped 20 years ago and there is no evidence from this paper or any other work I am aware of that any other form of treatment would result in exposure to amyloid.

  4. Hal:

    Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren Are you kidding By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.

  5. Tough Mudder Van Zile:

    We never want to lock out our joints, ever, especially during pregnancy, you have relaxin, that hormone running through your body that just makes you more hypermobile.

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