mineralocorticoid

noun

min·​er·​al·​o·​cor·​ti·​coid ˌmin-rə-lō-ˈkȯr-tə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce mineralocorticoid (audio)
ˌmi-nə-
: a corticosteroid (such as aldosterone) that affects chiefly the electrolyte and fluid balance in the body compare glucocorticoid

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mineralocorticoid was in 1946

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“Mineralocorticoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mineralocorticoid. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

mineralocorticoid

noun
min·​er·​al·​o·​cor·​ti·​coid ˌmin(-ə)-rə-lō-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce mineralocorticoid (audio)
: a corticosteroid (as aldosterone) that affects chiefly the electrolyte and fluid balance in the body compare glucocorticoid

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