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English definition of “corticosteroid”


noun [C] uk   /ˌkɔː.tɪ.kəʊˈster.ɔɪd/ us    /ˌkɔr.t̬ɪ.koʊˈster.ɔɪd/ specialized
a chemical substance produced by the adrenal cortex (= the outer part of the adrenal gland): corticosteroid abuse/drugs/hormones
(Definition of corticosteroid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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