An endocrine cell of the adenohypophysis that affects certain cells of the ovary or testis.

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go·nad·o·troph gō-'nad-ə-.trōf n a cell of the adenohypophysis that secretes a gonadotropic hormone (as luteinizing hormone)

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go·nado·troph (go-nadґo-trōf) 1. a basophil of the adenohypophysis whose granules secrete follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. Called also delta basophil, delta cell, and gonadotrope or gonadotropic cell. 2. a substance that stimulates the gonads.

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