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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called a·dre·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pin [uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-troh-pin] /əˌdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪn/.
Origin of adrenocorticotropic hormone
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby adrenocorticotropic hormone
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Medical definitions for adrenocorticotropic hormone
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Scientific definitions for adrenocorticotropic hormone
[ ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk ]
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other steroid hormones.
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