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[kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn] /ˌkɔr tɪˈkɒs təˌroʊn, -koʊ stəˈroʊn/
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 of corticosterone
1935-40; cortico- + ster(ol) + -one Unabridged
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  • Females who were saddled with unattractive males laid their eggs later and had more corticosterone.
British Dictionary definitions for corticosterone


a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C21H30O4 See also corticosteroid
Word Origin
C20: from cortico- + ster(ol) + -one
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corticosterone in Medicine

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

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