hormone Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “hormone” - English Dictionary

Definition of "hormone" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

hormonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɔr·moʊn/
biology any of ​variouschemicals in the ​body that are ​carried by the ​blood and that ​influence the body’s ​growth and how it ​works
(Definition of hormone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "hormone" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

hormonenoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɔː.məʊn/  us   /ˈhɔːr.moʊn/
any of ​variouschemicals made by ​livingcells that ​influence the ​development, ​growth, ​sex, etc. of an ​animal and are ​carried around the ​body in the ​blood: male and ​female hormones growth hormones
(Definition of hormone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hormone”
in Korean 호르몬…
in Arabic هُرْمون…
in Malaysian hormon…
in French hormone…
in Russian гормон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荷爾蒙,激素…
in Italian ormone…
in Turkish hormon…
in Polish hormon…
in Spanish hormona…
in Vietnamese hoóc môn…
in Portuguese hormônio…
in Thai ฮอร์โมน…
in German das Hormon…
in Catalan hormona…
in Japanese ホルモン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 荷尔蒙,激素…
in Indonesian hormon…
What is the pronunciation of hormone?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More