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Definition of "adrenocortical" [adrenocortical]

  • Of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal cortex. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adrenocortical" in a sentence
  • "Breath too fast, pulse too high, adrenocortical analogs off the scale."
  • "(Glycyrrhiza uralensis); roots and lower stem are used as a buffer in herbal prescriptions, act similar to adrenocortical hormones, and are effective against stomach ulcers and Addison's Disease;"
  • "They were therefore lumped under the heading of adrenocortical steroids, or, by telescoping the phrase, as corticoids."