Pronunciation: (kôr"tu-kō-ster'oid, -stēr'-), [key]
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 cor•ti•coid Pronunciation: (kôr'tu-koid"). [key]
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