noun. hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity.
- human chorionic gonadotropin
- luteinizing hormone
- gonadotropic hormone
- interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
- gonadotrophic hormone
- internal secretion
- lactogenic hormone
- human chorionic gonadotrophin
- follicle-stimulating hormone
Example sentences of the word gonadotropin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Human chorionic gonadotropin is normally produced by the developing embryo and by the placenta, which is the membrane that helps nourish and support an egg once it has been fertilized.