ketosteroid

noun
ke·​to·​ste·​roid | \ ˌkē-tō-ˈster-ˌȯid, -ˈstir- How to pronounce ketosteroid (audio) \

Definition of ketosteroid

: a steroid (such as cortisone or estrone) containing a ketone group

First Known Use of ketosteroid

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ketosteroid

keto- + steroid

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“Ketosteroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketosteroid. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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ketosteroid

noun
ke·​to·​ste·​roid | \ ˌkēt-ō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid also -ˈste(ə)r- \

Medical Definition of ketosteroid

: a steroid (as cortisone or estrone) containing a ketone group especially : 17-ketosteroid

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