|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.
|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.