perhydrocyclopentanophenanthrene

perhydrocyclopentanophenanthrene

(per-hi?dro-si?klo-pen-tan?o-phen-an'thren)
The name of the ring structure of the chemical nucleus of the steroids.
See: steroid hormone for illus
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Steroid structures have perhydrocyclopentanophenanthrene nuclei comprising four rings (A, B, C and D), as represented by the structure of testosterone (Fig.