adrenocortical

adjective

ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​cal ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˈkȯr-ti-kəl How to pronounce adrenocortical (audio)
: 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, baltimoresun.com, 10 July 2019

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Word History

Etymology

adreno- + cortical

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adrenocortical was in 1920

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“Adrenocortical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocortical. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

adrenocortical

adjective
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​cal ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˈkȯrt-i-kəl How to pronounce adrenocortical (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands
adrenocortical hormone deficiency
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