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steroidogenesis

[ sti-roi-duh-jen-uh-sis, ste- ]
/ stɪˌrɔɪ dəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, stɛ- /

noun

the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries.

Nearby words

steroid, steroid acne, steroid hormone, steroid ulcer, steroidal, steroidogenesis, steroids, sterol, stertor, stertorous, stertorously

Origin of steroidogenesis

First recorded in 1950–55; steroid + -o- + -genesis
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Medicine definitions for steroidogenesis

steroidogenesis

[ stĭ-roi′də-jĕnĭ-sĭs, stîr′oi-, stĕr′- ]

n.

The biological synthesis of steroids.
Related formsste•roid′o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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