Definition of parahormone in English:

parahormone

(also parhormone)

noun

Physiology
  • A substance involved in or produced by metabolic processes that acts like a hormone or modifies hormonal activity.

Origin

Early 20th century. From para- + hormone, after French parhormone.

Pronunciation

parahormone

/ˌparəˈhɔːməʊn/