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hor·mone

hormone

 
 
pronunciation:
hor mon
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance made by certain cells in the body. Hormones move around the body in the blood and have effects on certain organs and cells. Hormones help control body processes such as growth.
Hormones produced by this gland control the body's growth.
derivations: hormonal (adj.), hormonally (adv.)
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