adrenocorticosteroid


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ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·ster·oid

 (ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-stĕr′oid, -stîr′-)

a•dre•no•cor•ti•co•ster•oid

(əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈstɛr ɔɪd, -ˈstɪər-)

n.
any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.
[1960–65]
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