Secosteroid

A secosteroid (sec·o·ster·oid, sek`ō-stēr`oyd) is a type of steroid with a `broken` ring. The word secosteroid derives from the verb secare meaning `to cut`,{rp|241} and stere of steroid, meaning `solid, three-dimensional`.{rp|129} Secosteroids are alternatively described as a subclass of steroids or derived from steroids. Types or su...
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secosteroid

<chemistry> A compound derived from a steroid in which there has been a ring cleavage. ... Steroids in which fission of one or more ring structures and concomitant addition of a hydrogen atom at each terminal group has occurred. ... Origin: L. Seco, to cut, + steroid ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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secosteroid

Type: Term Pronunciation: sek′ō-stēr′oyd Definitions: 1. A compound derived from a steroid in which there has been a ring cleavage.
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