Meaning of “cortisone” in the English Dictionary

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"cortisone" in British English

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cortisonenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɔː.tɪ.zəʊn/ us /ˈkɔːr.t̬ə.zoʊn/

a hormone (= a chemical made by living cells) that is used medically, especially for treating arthritis (= a painful condition of the joints) and skin problems

(Definition of “cortisone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cortisone" in American English

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cortisonenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɔrt̬·əˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn/

a hormone (= chemical produced by some organs of the body) that is used medically, esp. for treating painful joints and skin problems

(Definition of “cortisone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)