adrenocorticosteroid

noun

ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​ste·​roid
ə-ˌdrē-nō-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈster-ˌȯid,
-ˈstir- How to pronounce adrenocorticosteroid (audio)
: a steroid obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of the adrenal cortex

Word History

Etymology

adreno- + cortico- + steroid

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adrenocorticosteroid was in 1960

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“Adrenocorticosteroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocorticosteroid. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

adrenocorticosteroid

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