[ ret-n-oid ]
/ ˈrɛt nˌɔɪd /
Biochemistry. any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.
resembling the retina.
- retinochoroiditis juxtapapillaris,
- retinoic acid,
- retinol dehydrogenase,
- retinopathy of prematurity
Origin of retinoid
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[ rĕt′n-oid′ ]
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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