adrenocorticosteroid

noun
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​ste·​roid | \ ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈster-ˌȯid, -ˈstir- How to pronounce adrenocorticosteroid (audio) \

Definition of adrenocorticosteroid

: a steroid obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of the adrenal cortex

First Known Use of adrenocorticosteroid

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenocorticosteroid

adreno- + cortico- + steroid

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“Adrenocorticosteroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocorticosteroid. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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adrenocorticosteroid

noun
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​ste·​roid | \ -ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid, -ˈste(ə)r- How to pronounce adrenocorticosteroid (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenocorticosteroid

: a steroid hormone (as cortisone or aldosterone) obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of the adrenal cortex : corticosteroid

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