- Also ste·roi·dal [sti-roid-l, ste-] /stɪˈrɔɪd l, stɛ-/. pertaining to or characteristic of a steroid.
- on steroids, Slang. much larger, stronger, or more extreme than is normal or expected: Yosemite is nature on steroids. He's so lovable, he's like Santa Claus on steroids.
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Contemporary Examples of steroid
Usually time and more time will clear this up, though once in a while, a person may require some steroid drops.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye
February 12, 2014
The “steroid years,” 2001–2003, were some of the best statistically of your career.Alex Rodriguez Is Facing a Lifetime Ban From Baseball, But He Was Never a Yankee
August 1, 2013
First of all, HGH is not a steroid, though the term “steroid” has come to be used interchangeably and incorrectly with PEDs.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad?
August 1, 2013
The anonymous blog Tennis Has a Steroid Problem has a laundry list of “evidence” against the 27-year-old Spaniard.Tennis Has a Doping Problem
July 8, 2013
Or whether the baseball writers hang on to their adamant “no steroid” position forever.With No New Cooperstown Entrants, Baseball Enters Purgatory
January 11, 2013
- biochem any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds containing a characteristic chemical ring system. The majority, including the sterols, bile acids, many hormones, and the D vitamins, have important physiological action
Word Origin for steroid
Word Origin and History for steroid
- Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings and including the sterols and bile acids, adrenocortical and sex hormones, certain natural drugs such as digitalis compounds, and the precursors of certain vitamins.steroid hormone
- Relating to or characteristic of steroids or steroid hormones.
- Any of a large class of organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings fused together. Steroids include many biologically important compounds, including cholesterol and other sterols, the sex hormones (such as testosterone and estrogen), bile acids, adrenal hormones, plant alkaloids, and certain forms of vitamins.
- Any of various hormones having the structure of a steroid that are made synthetically, especially for use in medicine.
- An anabolic steroid.