Definition of juvenile hormone in English:

juvenile hormone


  • Any of a number of hormones regulating larval development in insects and inhibiting metamorphosis.

    • ‘The mode of action of methoprene is to directly interfere with normal hormone function by mimicking the insect juvenile hormone.’
    • ‘Methyl farnesoate is a sesquiterpene that is related to the insect juvenile hormone.’
    • ‘Oogenesis in Drosophila is regulated by the steroid hormone ecdysone and the sesquiterpenoid juvenile hormone.’
    • ‘Methoprene is a pesticide that acts as a juvenile hormone agonist.’
    • ‘With insufficient juvenile hormone, horn growth never starts.’