eicosanoid

eicosanoid
ei·co·sa·noid ī-'kō-sə-.nȯid n any of a class of compounds (as the prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes) derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids (as arachidonic acid) and involved in cellular activity

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ei·co·sa·noid (i-koґsə-noid) [Gr. eikosa twenty + -oid] any of the biologically active substances derived from arachidonic acid, including the prostaglandins and leukotrienes.

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