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retinoid

[ret-n-oid]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.
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adjective
  1. resembling the retina.
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Origin of retinoid

First recorded in 1975–80; retin(ol) + -oid
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retinoid in Medicine

retinoid

(rĕtn-oid′)
n.
  1. Any of a class of keratolytic drugs derived from retinoic acid and used in the treatment of severe acne and psoriasis.
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