Dictionary

anabolic steroid

noun

: a drug that is sometimes used illegally by athletes to help them become stronger and more muscular

Full Definition of ANABOLIC STEROID

:  any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance

First Known Use of ANABOLIC STEROID

1946
ANABOLIC STEROID Defined for Kids

anabolic steroid

noun an·a·bol·ic steroid \ˌa-nə-ˈbä-lik-\

Definition of ANABOLIC STEROID for Kids

:  a hormone used in medicine to help tissue grow that is sometimes abused by athletes to increase muscle size and strength despite possible harmful effects (as stunted growth in teenagers)
Medical Dictionary

anabolic steroid

noun

Medical Definition of ANABOLIC STEROID

:  any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: anabolismPrevious Word in the Dictionary: anabohitsiteAll Words Near: anabolic steroid
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears