adrenocorticosteroid

noun
ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·ste·roid | \-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈstir-ˌȯid also -ˈster- \

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

noun
ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·ste·roid | \-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid, -ˈste(ə)r- \

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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