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English definition of “growth hormone”

growth hormone

noun [C]     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 .Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
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