An example of a hormone is estrogen in humans.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hormone
- From Greek hormōn present participle of hormān to urge on from hormē impulse er-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ὁρμή (horme, “rapid motion forwards, onrush, onset, assault, impulse to do a thing, effort”), from ὁρμάω (hormao), ὁρμῶ (hormo, “to set in motion, to urge on, to cheer on, to make a start, to hasten on”).