steroid hormone(redirected from Gonadal steroid hormones)
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Etymology: Gk, stereos, solid; L, oleum, oil; Gk, eidos, form, hormaein, to set in motion
a ductless gland secretion that contains the basic steroid nucleus in its chemical formulae. The natural steroid hormones include androgens, estrogens, and adrenal cortex secretions.
One of the sex hormones and hormones of the adrenal cortex.
See also: hormone