steroidogeneses

steroidogenesis

[sti-roi-duh-jen-uh-sis, ste-]
noun
the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries.

Origin:
1950–55; steroid + -o- + -genesis

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steroidogenesis ste·roid·o·gen·e·sis (stĭ-roi'də-jěn'ĭ-sĭs, stēr'oi-, stěr'-)
n.
The biological synthesis of steroids.


ste·roid'o·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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