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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ster-oy'do-jen'e-sis, ster'

Definition: The formation of steroids; commonly refers to the biologic synthesis of steroid hormones, but not to the production of such compounds in a chemical laboratory.

[steroid + G. genesis, production]

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