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steroid

noun ste·roid \ˈstir-ˌid also ˈster-\

: a natural substance that is produced in the body

Full Definition of STEROID

:  any of various compounds containing a 17-carbon 4-ring system and including the sterols and numerous hormones (as anabolic steroids or corticosteroids) and glycosides
steroid or ste·roi·dal \stə-ˈri-dəl\ adjective

Examples of STEROID

  1. He was accused of taking steroids.

Origin of STEROID

International Scientific Vocabulary sterol + -oid
First Known Use: 1926

steroid

noun ste·roid \ˈsti(ə)r-ˌid also ˈste(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEROID

:  any of numerous natural or synthetic compounds containing a 17-carbon 4-ring system and including the sterols and various hormones and glycosides—see anabolic steroid
steroid or ste·roi·dal \stə-ˈrid-əl\ adjective

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