Meaning of “growth hormone” in the English Dictionary

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"growth hormone" in British English

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growth hormonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡrəʊθ ˌhɔː.məʊn/ us /ˈɡroʊθ ˌhɔːr.moʊn/ specialized

a hormone (= chemical made by living cells) that helps an animal or plant to grow:

Scientists have warned that the use of growth hormones to make cattle grow more quickly may result in a health risk for consumers.

(Definition of “growth hormone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)