anabolic steroid

anabolic steroid

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

Origin:
1960–65

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

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anabolic steroid   (ān'ə-bŏl'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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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