ketosteroid

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ke·to·ste·roid

 (kē′tō-stĕr′oid′, -stîr′-)
n.
A steroid, such as androsterone or estrone, that contains a ketone group.

ketosteroid

(ˌkiːtəʊˈstɪərɔɪd; ˌkiːtəʊˈstɛrɔɪd)
n
(Chemistry) any steroid containing a ketone group in its molecule

ke•tos•ter•oid

(kɪˈtɒs təˌrɔɪd)

n.
any of a group of steroids containing a ketone group.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group
androsterone - an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
estrone, Estronol, oestrone, theelin - a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
cortisone, Cortone Acetate - a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
steroid - any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects