autacoidal


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au·ta·coid

also au·to·coid  (ô′tə-koid′)
n.
An organic substance, such as a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood, lymph, or sap to another part of the organism where it exerts a physiologic effect on that part.

[aut(o)- + Greek akos, cure + -oid.]

au′ta·coi′dal (-koid′l) adj.
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Adj.1.autacoidal - of or relating to an autacoid
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms