anabolic steroid


noun

a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to help increase weight and strength.

Nearby words

  1. anabatic,
  2. anabiosis,
  3. anabiotic,
  4. anableps,
  5. anabolic,
  6. anabolic steroids,
  7. anabolism,
  8. anabolite,
  9. anabranch,
  10. anacanthous

Origin of anabolic steroid

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for anabolic steroid

anabolic steroid

noun

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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Medicine definitions for anabolic steroid

anabolic steroid

n.

A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue.

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Science definitions for anabolic steroid

anabolic steroid

[ ăn′ə-bŏlĭk ]

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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