retinoid

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retinoid

 [ret´ĭ-noid]
1. resembling the retina.
2. retinal, retinol, or any structurally similar natural derivative or synthetic compound, with or without vitamin A activity.

ret·i·noid

(ret'i-noyd),
1. Resembling a resin; resinous.
2. Resembling the retina.
3. In plural form, term used to describe the natural forms and synthetic analogues of retinol.

retinoid

/ret·i·noid/ (ret´ĭ-noid)
1. resembling the retina.
2. retinal, retinol, or any structurally similar natural derivative or synthetic compound, with or without vitamin A activity.

retinoid

(rĕt′n-oid′)
n.
Any of various natural or synthetic derivatives of vitamin A.

retinoid

[ret′inoid]
Etymology: L, rete, net; Gk, eidos, form
1 resembling the retina.
2 pertaining to any of a group of compounds whose molecules contain 20 carbon atoms structurally related to retinal, retinol, and other substances, some of which exhibit vitamin A activity. Retinoid analogs have been used in the prevention and treatment of various skin cancers and treatment of the digestive and respiratory tracts.
3 resinlike or having a resemblance to resin.

retinoid

noun
1. Vitamin A or a vitamin A-like compound.
2. Any of a class of drugs used to manage CA and other conditions–eg, hairy leukoplakia, molluscum contagiosum. See AIDS.

Retinoid

A synthetic vitamin A derivative used in the treatment of a variety of skin disorders.
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retinoid

1. resembling the retina.
2. any derivative of retinal.