Also found in: Thesaurus, What are sex hormones, Legal, Encyclopedia. Any of various hormones, such as estrogen and androgen, affecting the growth or function of the reproductive organs, the development of secondary sex characteristics, and the reproductive behavior of vertebrates. A steroid hormone that regulates the sexual development of an organism and is needed for reproduction.
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