noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sterol + -oid Date: 1926 any of various compounds containing a 17-carbon 4-ring system and including the sterols and numerous hormones (as anabolic steroids or corticosteroids) and glycosides • steroid or steroidal adjective

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  • steroid — STEROÍD, steroizi, s.m. (biochim.) Substanţă organică naturală prezentă în mulţi hormoni şi în acizi biliari, cu rol biologic important. [pr.: ro id] – Din fr. stéroïde. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  steroíd s. m. (sil. ro id),… …   Dicționar Român

  • steroid — ► NOUN 1) any of a large class of organic compounds that includes certain hormones and vitamins, with a molecule containing four rings of carbon atoms. 2) an anabolic steroid. DERIVATIVES steroidal adjective. ORIGIN from STEROL(Cf. ↑sterol) …   English terms dictionary

  • steroid — [stir′oid΄, ster′oid΄] n. [< STEROL + OID] any of a group of compounds including the sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, characteristically having the carbon atom ring structure of the sterols; specif., an ANABOLIC STEROID steroidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • steroid — (n.) naturally occuring substance based on the carbon skeleton of sterol molecules, 1936, from sterol (1913; abstracted from CHOLESTEROL (Cf. cholesterol)) + oid, from Gk. oeides like, from eidos form, shape (see OID (Cf. oid)). Related: Steroids …   Etymology dictionary

  • steroid — /stear oyd, ster /, Biochem. n. 1. any of a large group of fat soluble organic compounds, as the sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, most of which have specific physiological action. adj. 2. Also, steroidal /sti royd l, ste /. pertaining to or …   Universalium

  • Steroid — This article is about a family of polycyclic hydrocarbons. For the performance enhancing substance, see Anabolic steroid. IUPAC recommended ring lettering (left) and atom numbering (right) of cholestane, a prototypical steroid skeleton.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

  • steroid — cor·ti·co·steroid; ke·to·steroid; steroid; ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·steroid; …   English syllables

  • Steroid — A large group of chemical substances related in structure to one another and each containing the same chemical skeleton (a tetracyclic cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene skeleton). Many hormones, body constituents, and drugs are steroids. Examples: drugs… …   Medical dictionary

  • Steroid — Die Struktur der Steroide. Steroide (griechisches Adjektiv στερ[ιν]οειδή, von στερεό, stereó: „das Feste, Starre, Solide“ (abgeleitet vom Namen des ersten bekannten Steroids, dem Cholesterin) und der Endung oeides „ähnlich“) sind eine Stoffklasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • steroid — noun Steroid is used before these nouns: ↑cream Steroid is used after these nouns: ↑designer …   Collocations dictionary

  • steroid — UK [ˈstɪərɔɪd] / UK [ˈsterɔɪd] / US [ˈsteˌrɔɪd] / US [ˈstɪˌrɔɪd] noun [countable] Word forms steroid : singular steroid plural steroids biology a chemical that is produced in the body or made as a drug. Steroids can act as hormones or be used for …   English dictionary

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