Eicosanoid meaning

īkō-sə-noid
Any of a group of substances that are derived from arachidonic acid, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes.
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Any of a group of substances that are derived from arachidonic acid, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes.
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(biochemistry) Any of a family of naturally-occurring substances derived from 20-carbon polyunsaturated fatty acids; they include the prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrienes and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids; they function as hormones.
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Origin of eicosanoid

  • eicosan(e) chemical name (Greek eikosi twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots) (–ane) –oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek εἴκοσι (eikosi, “twenty") + εἶδος (eidos, “form, likeness").

    From Wiktionary