nonsteroidal

adjective non·ste·roi·dal \ ˌnän-stə-ˈrȯi-dᵊl \
variants: or less commonly nonsteroid play \ˌnän-ˈstir-ˌȯid, -ˈster-\
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of nonsteroidal

: of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid
  • a nonsteroidal painkiller

nonsteroid

noun

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1952

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nonsteroidal

adjective non·ste·roi·dal \ ˌnän-stə-ˈrȯid-ᵊl \
variants: also nonsteroid \(ˈ)nän-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid also -ˈste(ə)r-\

medical Definition of nonsteroidal

: of, relating to, or being a compound and especially a drug that is not a steroid
  • a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
— see nsaid

nonsteroid

noun

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