follicle-stimulating hormone(redirected from follitropin)
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n. Abbr. FSH
A gonadotropic hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis.
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follicle-stimulating hormone: an anterior pituitary peptide that stimulates the development of Graafian follicles in the female and spermatozoa in the male.
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(FSH) A hormone that stimulates the maturation of ovarian follicles in females and sperm production in males. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland.
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|Noun||1.||follicle-stimulating hormone - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm|
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follicle-stimulating hormone[ˈfɒlɪklˈstɪmjʊˌleɪtɪŋˈhɔːməʊn] n → ormone m follicolo-stimolante
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