from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A corticosteroid, C21H30O4, that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A corticosteroid hormone, produced in the adrenal glands, involved in metabolism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of several steroid compounds secreted by the adrenal cortex; they are involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body
cortico- + ster(ol) + -one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)