Definition of deoxycorticosterone in English:

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deoxycorticosterone

Pronunciation: /dēˌäksēˌkôrdiˈkästəˌrōn/

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.

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Syllabification: de·ox·y·cor·ti·cos·ter·one

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