corticosterone

[kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn]
noun Biochemistry.
a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.

Origin:
1935–40; cortico- + ster(ol) + -one

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corticosterone (ˌkɔːtɪˈkɒstəˌrəʊn)
 
n
See also corticosteroid a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C21H30O4
 
[C20: from cortico- + ster(ol) + -one]

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corticosterone cor·ti·cos·ter·one (kôr'tĭ-kŏs'tə-rōn')
n.
A corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.

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Females who were saddled with unattractive males laid their eggs later and had more corticosterone.
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