retinoid

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retinoid

[′ret·ən‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
The set of molecules composing vitamin A and its synthetic analogs, such as retinal or retinyl acetate.
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Isaacs and his colleagues at the New York State Institute for Basic Research on Staten Island infected cultures of cells with a herpesvirus, then measured how rapidly the virus colonized untreated cultures and cultures treated with beta-carotene, retinoic acids, or one of several other vitamin A derivatives in breast milk.