steroid

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EtymologyEdit

sterol +‎ -oid

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɔɪd
  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛɹɔɪd/, /ˈstɪəɹɔɪd/
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NounEdit

steroid (plural steroids)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) 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.
  2. (bodybuilding, sports) Any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth or athletic performance.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

steroid m

  1. steroid

Further readingEdit

  • steroid in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • steroid in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • steroid in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French stéroïde

NounEdit

steroid m (plural steroizi)

  1. steroid

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