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steroidogenesis

[sti-roi-duh-jen-uh-sis, ste-] /stɪˌrɔɪ dəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, stɛ-/
noun
1.
the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; steroid + -o- + -genesis
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  • Cortisone is one of several end products of a process called steroidogenesis.
  • These enzymes are primarily involved in steroidogenesis and detoxification.
steroidogenesis in Medicine

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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