adrenocorticosteroid
noun Date: 1960 a steroid obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of the adrenal cortex

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  • adrenocorticosteroid — [ə drē′nōkôr΄tə kō stir′oid, ə drē′nō kôr΄tə kōster′oid] n. CORTICOSTEROID …   English World dictionary

  • adrenocorticosteroid — /euh dree noh kawr ti koh ster oyd, stear /, n. Biochem. any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. [1960 65; ADRENO + CORTICOSTEROID] * * * …   Universalium

  • adrenocorticosteroid — ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·ste·roid sti(ə)r .ȯid, ste(ə)r n a steroid (as cortisone or cortisol) obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of hormones of the adrenal cortex …   Medical dictionary

  • adrenocorticosteroid — ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·steroid …   English syllables

  • adrenocorticosteroid — a•dre•no•cor•ti•co•ster•oid [[t]əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈstɛr ɔɪd, ˈstɪər [/t]] n. phl biochem. any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • adrenocorticosteroid — ə¦drēnōˌkōrd.ə̇kōˈ ̷ ̷ ( ̷ ̷ )ˌ ̷ ̷ , ren noun Etymology: adrenocortical + o + steroid : a steroid (as cortisone or hydrocortisone) obtained from, resembling, or having physiological effects like those of the adrenal cortex * * * /euh dree noh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood disease — Introduction       any disease of the blood, involving the red blood cells (erythrocytes (erythrocyte)), white blood cells (leukocytes (leukocyte)), or platelets (platelet) (thrombocytes) or the tissues in which these elements are formed the bone …   Universalium

  • mitotane — An antineoplastic agent. * * * mi·to·tane (miґto tān) [USP] a cytotoxic compound related to the insecticides DDT and TDE (DDD) that causes severe damage to the adrenal cortex, causing a rapid decrease in adrenocorticosteroid production; used …   Medical dictionary

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