noun, Biochemistry.
any of a class of insect and plant hormones acting to inhibit the molting of a juvenile insect into its adult form.
a hormone, secreted by insects from a pair of glands behind the brain, that promotes the growth of larval characteristics and inhibits metamorphosis


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