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adrenocorticosteroid

[uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-ster-oid, -steer-] /əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈstɛr ɔɪd, -ˈstɪər-/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.
Origin of adrenocorticosteroid
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; adreno- + corticosteroid
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