retinoid

[ ret-n-oid ]
/ ˈrɛt nˌɔɪd /

noun

Biochemistry. any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.

adjective

resembling the retina.

Origin of retinoid

First recorded in 1975–80; retin(ol) + -oid
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Medicine definitions for retinoid

retinoid

[ rĕtn-oid′ ]

n.

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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