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ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·ic

 (ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) also ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·ic (-trŏf′ĭk, -trō′fĭk)
adj.
Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.

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a•dre•no•cor•ti•co•trop•ic

(əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

also a•dre•no•cor•ti•co•troph•ic

(-ˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

adj.
stimulating the adrenal cortex.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adrenocorticotropic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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