Definition of deoxycorticosterone in English:

deoxycorticosterone

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] A corticosteroid hormone involved in regulating the salt and water balance of the body.

    • ‘Deoxycorticosterone-adenine monohydrate is the first complex involving a steroid and a component of DNA to be successfully crystallized and studied by single crystal x-ray analysis.’
    • ‘Deoxycorticosterone is the second most important naturally occurring mineralocorticoid hormone.’

Pronunciation:

deoxycorticosterone

/diːˌɒksɪˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈstɛrəʊn/