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Synonyms for steroid

1. steroid (n.)

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

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2. steroid hormone (n.)

any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

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3. anabolic steroid (n.)

any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength

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