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Meaning of STEROID

Pronunciation:  'steroyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
  2. [n]  any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
 

STEROID is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sex hormone, steroid hormone
 
 See Also: adrenal cortical steroid, anabolic steroid, androgen, androgenic hormone, bile acid, cardiac glucoside, cardiac glycoside, corticoid, corticosteroid, estrogen, hormone, internal secretion, ketosteroid, oestrogen, organic compound, progestin, progestogen, steroid alcohol, sterol

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Any of numerous organic compounds, including cortisone, estrogen, and testosterone, each of which has many effects on the body.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of organic molecule based on a multiple ring structure in which the rings share carbons. They are usually hormones or constituents of cell membranes. Common steroids include:
 

 

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