steroid hormone

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steroid hormone

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.

steroid hormone

One of the sex hormones and hormones of the adrenal cortex.
See also: hormone