Associations to the word «Steroid»


STEROID, noun. (biochemistry) A class of organic compounds having a structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings; they are lipids, and occur naturally as sterols, bile acids, adrenal and sex hormones, and some vitamins; many drugs are synthetic steroids.
STEROID, noun. (bodybuilding) Any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth.
STEROID, noun. (sports) (US) Any chemical compound used to enhance athletic performance.

Dictionary definition

STEROID, noun. Any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects.
STEROID, noun. Any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats