hydroxydeoxycorticosterone

noun

hy·​droxy·​de·​oxy·​corticosterone
ˈhīˌdräksēˈdēˌäksē+
variants or hydroxydesoxycorticosterone
-ˈdeˌzäksē,
-ˈdeˌsä-+
: a crystalline steroid hormone C21H30O4 occurring in the adrenal cortex

Word History

Etymology

hydroxy- + deoxy- or desoxy- + corticosterone

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“Hydroxydeoxycorticosterone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxydeoxycorticosterone. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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