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Medical Term:

eicosanoids

Pronunciation: i'ko-sa-noydz

Definition: The physiologically active substances derived from arachidonic acid, the prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes; synthesized via a cascade pathway.

[G. eicosa-, twenty, + eidos, form]

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