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anabolic steroid

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noun
  1. a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to help increase weight and strength.
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Origin of anabolic steroid

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for anabolic steroids

anabolic steroid

noun
  1. any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) used to stimulate muscle and bone growth for therapeutic or athletic purposes
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anabolic steroids in Medicine

anabolic steroid

n.
  1. A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue.
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anabolic steroids in Science

anabolic steroid

[ăn′ə-bŏlĭk]
  1. A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength.
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anabolic steroids in Culture

anabolic steroids

See steroids.

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