Definition of Ecdysone

1. Noun. A hormone in insects and other arthropods that promotes molting. ¹



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Definition of Ecdysone

1. an insect hormone [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ecdysone

1. Family of steroid hormones found in insects, crustaceans and plants. In insects, _ ecdysone stimulates moulting. The steadily maturing character of the moults is affected by steadily decreasing levels of juvenile hormone. _ ecdysone (ecdysterone) has a slightly different structure and is also found widely. Phytoecdysones are synthesised by some plants. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecdysone

eccyesis
ecdemic
ecdemite
ecderon
ecdyses
ecdysial
ecdysial gland
ecdysiasts
ecdysiophilia
ecdysiophilias
ecdysis
ecdyson
ecdysone (current term)
ecdysone dehydrogenase-isomerase
ecdysones
ecdysons
ecdysozoan
ecdysozoans
ecdysteroid
ecdysteroid 26-hydroxylase
ecdysteroid UDP-glucosyltransferase
ecdysteroids
ecdysterone
ecesic
ecesis
ecesises
ecgonidine

Literary usage of Ecdysone

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1. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"This endocrine gland produces ecdysone from cholesterol at rates regulated by molt ... Circulating ecdysone is converted to the more active molting hormone, ..."

2. Allelopathy: The Effects of Chemicals Produced by Plants by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"Special issue: ecdysone: from biosynthesis to regulation of gene expression. Papers from the Xth ecdysone Workshop, April 6-9, 1992, Liverpool, England. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... of ecdysone per 20 /J to induce puffing (12). Glands of Drosophila melanogas- ter were incubated as reported previously (6), again with or without the ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The post-embryonic development of insects is controlled by the molting hormone, ecdysone, the juvenile hormone and an ..."

5. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"... chitin synthesis inhibitors (eg, diflubenzuron), ecdysone analogs (eg, tebufenozide), and molting disruptants (eg, fenoxycarb). ..."

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