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.

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Origin of adrenocorticosteroid

First recorded in 1960–65; adreno- + corticosteroid
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