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
Words nearby anabolic steroid
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British Dictionary definitions for anabolic steroid
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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Medical definitions for anabolic steroid
A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue.
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Scientific definitions for anabolic steroid
[ ăn′ə-bŏl′ĭk ]
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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