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English definition of “anabolic steroid”

anabolic steroid

noun [C]     /ˌæn.ə.bɒl.ɪkˈster.ɔɪd/ /-ˈstɪə.rɔɪd/ US  /-bɑː.lɪkˈster.ɔɪd/ US  /-ˈstɪr.ɔɪd/
a hormone (= a chemical made by living cells) that causes muscle and bone growth. Anabolic steroids are sometimes used illegally by athletes competing in sports competitions: He was disqualified after testing positive for anabolic steroids.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
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