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steroid

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noun ste·roid \ˈstir-ˌȯid also ˈster-\

Simple Definition of steroid

  • : a natural substance that is produced in the body

Full Definition of steroid

  1. :  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 play \stə-ˈrȯi-dəl\ adjective

Examples of steroid

  1. He was accused of taking steroids.



Origin of steroid

International Scientific Vocabulary sterol + -oid


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

steroid

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noun ste·roid \ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid also ˈste(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of steroid

  1. :  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

  2. steroid or ste·roi·dal \stə-ˈrȯid-əl\play adjective






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