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.

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.

Other words from steroidogenesis

ste•roid′o•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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