from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hydrocortisone.
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- n. The steroid hormone hydrocortisone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a steroid hormone (C21H30O5) active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism; -- called also hydrocortisone. It is used in medicine as an antiinflammatory agent.
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- n. an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
cortis(one) + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)