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Steroid   /stərˈɔɪd/   Listen
Steroid

noun
1.
Any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects.
2.
Any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.  Synonyms: sex hormone, steroid hormone.



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Words linked to "Steroid" :   corticoid, sterol, endocrine, cardiac glucoside, androgenic hormone, oestrogen, adrenal cortical steroid, cardiac glycoside, estrogen, internal secretion, hormone, androgen, organic compound, bile acid, ketosteroid, progestin, progestogen



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