from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The outer portion of the adrenal glands that produces several steroid hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone.
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- noun anatomy The outer portion of the
adrenal glandsthat produces hormonesessential to homeostasis
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- noun the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
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