ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​cal | \ ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˈkȯr-ti-kəl How to pronounce adrenocortical (audio) \

Definition of adrenocortical

: of, relating to, or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands

Examples of adrenocortical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adam Phillip Janet, a partner in a Baltimore law firm who was regarded as a gifted young attorney, died of adrenocortical cancer June 29 at his Pikesville home. Jacques Kelly,, "Adam P. Janet, attorney and partner in his firm, dies of cancer at age 30," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of adrenocortical

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenocortical

adreno- + cortical

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“Adrenocortical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​cal | \ ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˈkȯrt-i-kəl How to pronounce adrenocortical (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenocortical

: of, relating to, or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands adrenocortical hormone deficiency

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