eicosanoid

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ei·co·sa·noid

 (ī′kō-sə-noid′)
n.
Any of a group of substances that are derived from arachidonic acid, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes.

[eicosan(e), chemical name (Greek eikosi, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots + -ane) + -oid.]

eicosanoid

(aɪˈkəʊsəˌnɔɪd)
n
any of a group of compounds, including the leukotrienes and the prostglandins, which are produced by the oxygenation of essential fatty acids and which are involved in a range of physiological processes, including inflammation and immunity
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