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etio-

Pronunciation: e'te-o

Definition:

  1. Prefix used with, cholane to indicate replacement of the C-17 side chain by H; thus, etiocholane is the 5ß isomer of androstane.
  2. Combining form meaning cause.

[G. aitia, cause]

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