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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ke'to-ster'oydz

Definition: Nominally, any steroid with a carbonyl group on C-17; commonly used to designate urinary C19 steroidal metabolites of androgenic and adrenocortical hormones that possess this structural feature.

Synonym(s): 17-oxosteroids

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