Adjective "prohormone" definition and examples

(Prohormone may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

noun

A precursor of a hormone.

    More definitions

    1. the inactive precursor molecule from which a hormone is derived.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "convertases can be prohormone."

    Origin

    1930s; earliest use found in American Journal of Physiology.