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retinoid

[ret-n-oid] /ˈrɛt nˌɔɪd/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.
adjective
2.
resembling the retina.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; retin(ol) + -oid
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retinoids' in Medicine

retinoid ret·i·noid (rět'n-oid')
n.
Any of a class of keratolytic drugs derived from retinoic acid and used in the treatment of severe acne and psoriasis.

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