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A steroid hormone produced by insects and crustaceans that promotes growth and controls molting.
(Zoology) a hormone secreted by the prothoracic gland of insects that controls ecdysis and stimulates metamorphosis
[C20: from German ecdyson, from Greek ekdusis; see ecdysis]
ec•dy•sone (ˈɛk dəˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn)
an insect hormone that stimulates metamorphosis.
References in periodicals archive
The structure of ponasterone A, an insect moulting hormone
from the leaves of Podocarpus nakaii Hay.
It is necessary to note that chitobiase activity in general varied between tissues and the moult cycle stage with control most likely under the influence of the crab's steroid moulting hormones
(Zou and Fingerman 1999).
Effect of moulting hormones
(Ecdysone) on the growth and reproduction of certain pests of agricultural crops.
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