corticosterone


cor·ti·co·ste·rone

noun \ˌkr-tə-ˈkäs-tə-ˌrōn, -ti-kō-stə-ˈ; ˌkr-ti-kō-ˈstir-ˌōn, -ˈster-\

Definition of CORTICOSTERONE

:  a colorless crystalline corticosteroid C21H30O4 that is important in protein and carbohydrate metabolism

First Known Use of CORTICOSTERONE

1937

cor·ti·co·ste·rone

noun \ˌkrt-ə-ˈkäs-tə-ˌrōn, -i-kō-stə-ˈ; ˌkrt-i-kō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌōn, -ˈste(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORTICOSTERONE

: a colorless crystalline corticosteroid C21H30O4 of the adrenal cortex that is important in protein and carbohydrate metabolism

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