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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hydrocortisone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism

Etymologies

cortis(one) + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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