steroid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

sterol +‎ -oid

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɔɪd
  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛɹɔɪd/, /ˈstɪəɹɔɪd/
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Noun[edit]

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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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

steroid m

  1. steroid

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French stéroïde

Noun[edit]

steroid m (plural steroizi)

  1. steroid

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