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 \ ə-​ˈdrē-​nō-​ˌkȯr-​ti-​kō-​ˈtrō-​fik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio) \

Definition of adrenocorticotropic

: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex adrenocorticotropic activity

First Known Use of adrenocorticotropic

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenocorticotropic

adreno- + cortico- + -tropic or -trophic

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“Adrenocorticotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenocorticotropic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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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 \ -​ˈtrō-​fik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio) , -​ˈträf-​ik How to pronounce adrenocorticotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenocorticotropic

: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex adrenocorticotropic activity

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