Share this entry

Share this page

deoxycorticosterone

Syllabification: de·ox·y·cor·ti·cos·ter·one
Pronunciation: /dēˌäksēˌkôrdiˈkästəˌrōn
 
/

Definition of deoxycorticosterone in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A corticosteroid hormone involved in regulating the salt and water balance in the human body.
Example sentences
  • Deoxycorticosterone-adenine monohydrate is the first complex involving a steroid and a component of DNA to be successfully crystallized and studied by single crystal x-ray analysis.
  • Deoxycorticosterone is the second most important naturally occurring mineralocorticoid hormone.

Definition of deoxycorticosterone in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something