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anabolic steroid

noun
1.
a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to help increase weight and strength.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for anabolic steroids

anabolic steroid

noun
1.
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 steroids in Medicine

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

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anabolic steroids in Science
anabolic steroid
  (ān'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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anabolic steroids in Culture

anabolic steroids definition


See steroids.

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