steroid hormone n.
[sti-roi-duh-jen-uh-sis, ste-] /stɪˌrɔɪ dəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, stɛ-/ noun 1. the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries. steroidogenesis ste·roid·o·gen·e·sis (stĭ-roi’də-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, stēr’oi-, stěr’-) n. The biological synthesis of steroids. ste·roid’o·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) adj.
noun 1. any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds, as the sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, most of which have specific physiological action. 2. anabolic steroid. adjective 3. Also, steroidal [sti-roid-l, ste-] /stɪˈrɔɪd l, stɛ-/ (Show IPA). pertaining to or characteristic of a steroid. Idioms 4. on steroids, Slang. much larger, stronger, […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a group of solid, mostly unsaturated, polycyclic alcohols, as cholesterol and ergosterol, derived from plants or animals. noun 1. (biochem) any of a group of natural steroid alcohols, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, that are waxy insoluble substances sterol ster·ol (stěr’ôl’, -ōl’, stēr’-) n. Any of a group of predominantly […]
noun, Pathology. 1. a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases. noun 1. laborious or noisy breathing caused by obstructed air passages stertor ster·tor (stûr’tər) n. A heavy snoring inspiratory sound occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways. ster’to·rous adj. ster’to·rous·ly adv.