HyperDic: steroid

English > 2 senses of the word steroid:
NOUNsubstancesteroidany of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings
substancesteroid, steroid hormone, sex hormoneany hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
steroid > pronunciation
Soundssteroy'd
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > steroid: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects.
Narrowerbile acidAny of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile
cardiac glycoside, cardiac glucosideObtained from a number of plants and used to stimulate the heart in cases of heart failure
ketosteroidA steroid containing a ketone group
sterol, steroid alcoholAny of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Spanishesteroide, esteroides
Catalanesteroide, esteroides
Adjectivessteroidalof or relating to steroid hormones or their effects
English > steroid: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAny hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.
Synonymssteroid hormone, sex hormone
Narroweranabolic steroidAny of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth
androgen, androgenic hormonemale sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
corticosteroid, corticoid, adrenal cortical steroidA steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized
estrogen, oestrogenA general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
progestin, progestogenAny of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Spanishesteroide
Catalanesteroide, hormona esteroide
Adjectivessteroidalof or relating to steroid hormones or their effects

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