hormone meaning, hormone definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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hormone

  
  ( hormones    plural  ) A hormone is a chemical, usually occurring naturally in your body, that makes an organ of your body do something.      n-count  


hormone replacement therapy     
If a woman has hormone replacement therapy, she takes the hormone oestrogen, usually in order to control the symptoms of the menopause. The abbreviation HRT is often used.      n-uncount   usu N n  
human growth hormone        ( human growth hormones    plural  ) Human growth hormone is a hormone that is used to help short people, especially short children, to grow taller. The abbreviation HGH is also used.      n-var  
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