Definition of Steroid

1. Noun. Any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Ketosteroid, Steroid Alcohol, Sterol, Bile Acid, Cardiac Glucoside, Cardiac Glycoside
Derivative terms: Steroidal

2. Noun. Any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.

Definition of Steroid

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A class of organic compounds having a structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings; they are lipids, and occur naturally as sterols, bile acids, adrenal and sex hormones, and some vitamins; many drugs are synthetic steroids. ¹

2. Noun. (bodybuilding) Any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth. ¹

3. Noun. (sports US) Any chemical compound used to enhance athletic performance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steroid

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steroid

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sternutation
sternutations
sternutative
sternutator
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sternward
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sternway
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sternwheeler
sternwheelers
sternwheels
steroid alcohol
steroid hormone
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steroidlike
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steroidogenesis
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steroidogenicest
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steroisomeric
sterol

Literary usage of Steroid

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1. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"When the results of the three meta-analyses (efficacy of steroid versus placebo; antibiotic-steroid versus antibiotic, and antibiotic-steroid versus ..."

2. The Navy Seal Nutrition Guide by Patricia A. Deuster (1994)
"Multi-Ingredient steroid Alternatives - The Bottom Line Some supplements containing herbs, glandulars, minerals such as chromium or boron, and a number of ..."

3. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings, (1993) by Wai Choy, Dean R. Gerstein, Rashna Ghadialy, Felicia Gray (1998)
"Prevalence of Anabolic steroid and "Ice" Use About .4% of the surveyed ... The percentage reporting lifetime steroid use was higher in the 18-25 age group ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"To study the inherent fragmentation characteristics of the steroid skeleton without complications due to the presence of other functional groups, ..."

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