steroidogenesis

noun

ste·​roido·​gen·​e·​sis stə-ˌrȯi-də-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce steroidogenesis (audio)
ˌstir-ˌȯi-də-,
 also  ˌster-
: synthesis of steroids
steroidogenic
stə-ˌrȯi-də-ˈje-nik How to pronounce steroidogenesis (audio)
ˌstir-ˌȯi-də-
 also  ˌster-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steroidogenesis was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near steroidogenesis

Cite this Entry

“Steroidogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steroidogenesis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

steroidogenesis

noun

ste·​roido·​gen·​e·​sis
stə-ˌrȯid-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs; ˌstir-ˌȯid- also ˌster-
plural steroidogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce steroidogenesis (audio)
: synthesis of steroids
adrenal steroidogenesis
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