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steroid

ster·oid

steroid

 
pronunciation:
stI roId [or] ste roId
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a large group of organic compounds, esp. biologically active members of this group such as the estrogens and testosterone. (See anabolic steroid.)
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a steroid.
definition 2: showing or resulting in a biological action characteristic of a steroid.
steroid muscle-building
derivation: steroidal (adj.)