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Meaning of “growth hormone” in the English Dictionary

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growth hormonenoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a hormone (= ​chemical made by ​livingcells) that ​helps an ​animal or ​plant to ​grow: Scientists have ​warned that the use of ​growthhormones to make ​cattlegrow more ​quickly may ​result in a ​healthrisk for ​consumers.
(Definition of growth hormone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “growth hormone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生长激素(促进动植物生长的激素)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生長激素(促進動植物生長的激素)…
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