from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H27FO6, used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of allergic and respiratory disorders.
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- n. A certain synthetic corticosteroid.
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- n. a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent
Perhaps from tri- + am(yl) + cin(ene), a terpene (cin(eole) + -ene) + (prednis)olone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)