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beclomethasone

[ bek-loh-meth-uh-sohn, -zohn ]
/ ˌbɛk loʊˈmɛθ əˌsoʊn, -ˌzoʊn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a potent synthetic corticosteroid, C28H37ClO7, prepared as an inhalant in the treatment of bronchial asthma.
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Origin of beclomethasone

1970–75; perhaps be(ta-) + c(h)lo(ro-)2 + meth(yl) + -as- (< ?) + -one

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