adrenocorticosteroid

[ uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-ster-oid, -steer- ]
/ əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈstɛr ɔɪd, -ˈstɪər- /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.

Nearby words

  1. adrenochrome,
  2. adrenocortical,
  3. adrenocortical hormone,
  4. adrenocortical insufficiency,
  5. adrenocorticomimetic,
  6. adrenocorticotrophic,
  7. adrenocorticotrophic hormone,
  8. adrenocorticotropic,
  9. adrenocorticotropic hormone,
  10. adrenocorticotropin

Origin of adrenocorticosteroid

First recorded in 1960–65; adreno- + corticosteroid

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