[sti-roi-duh-jen-uh-sis, ste-] /stɪˌrɔɪ dəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, stɛ-/
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’-)
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.
verb (used without object), stetted, stetting. 1. let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer’s proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled, usually accompanied by a row of dots under or beside the material). verb (used with object), stetted, stetting. 2. to mark (a manuscript, printer’s proof, etc.) with […]