- any of a group of natural biochemicals, as serotonin, angiotensin, or histamine, that activate changes in the blood, nerves, etc., similar to those caused by drugs
Origin of autacoidaut(o)- + Classical Greek akos, cure, remedy + -oid
Origin of autacoidaut(o)– + Greek akos, cure + –oid.
- A hormone or similar compound
Ancient Greek aut- + ἄκος (akos, “remedy”) + -oid