Meaning of glucocorticoid

glu•co•cor•ti•coid

Pronunciation: (gl"kō-kôr'ti-koid"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of a class of steroid hormones that are synthesized by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and have anti-inflammatory activity.
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