Meaning of corticosteroid

cor•ti•co•ster•oid

Pronunciation: (kôr"tu-kō-ster'oid, -stēr'-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a class of steroids, as aldosterone, hydrocortisone, or cortisone, occurring in nature, esp. as a product of the adrenal cortex, or synthesized. Also called
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