adrenocorticotropic

adjective

ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​tro·​pic ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio)
variants or less commonly adrenocorticotrophic
: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex
adrenocorticotropic activity

Word History

Etymology

adreno- + cortico- + -tropic or -trophic

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adrenocorticotropic was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Adrenocorticotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocorticotropic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

adrenocorticotropic

adjective
ad·​re·​no·​cor·​ti·​co·​tro·​pic -ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio) -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio)
variants also adrenocorticotrophic
: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex
adrenocorticotropic activity
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