juvenile hormone

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juvenile hormone

n.
Any of several hormones in insects that regulate various physiological processes, especially larval development and reproduction.

juvenile hormone

n
(Biochemistry) a hormone, secreted by insects from a pair of glands behind the brain, that promotes the growth of larval characteristics and inhibits metamorphosis

ju′venile hor′mone


n.
any of a class of insect hormones acting to inhibit the molting of an immature insect into its adult form.
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Juvenile hormone or neotenin analogs act by contact or ingestion.