Etymology
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corticosteroid (n.)

1944, from cortico-, combining form of corticoid, + steroid. So called because they are produced in the adrenal cortex. Related: Corticosterone.

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Definitions of corticosteroid

corticosteroid (n.)
a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response;
Synonyms: corticoid / adrenal cortical steroid
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