Ecdysone meaning

ĕkdə-sōn
A steroid hormone produced by insects and crustaceans that promotes growth and controls molting.
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A hormone produced in the prothoracic glands of insects or in similar glands in crustaceans, for stimulating growth and the molting of the exoskeleton.
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A steroid hormone produced by insects and crustaceans that promotes growth and controls molting.
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A hormone in insects and other arthropods that promotes molting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ecdysone
Plural:
ecdysones

Origin of ecdysone

  • ecdys(is) (horm)one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition