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steroidnoun [C]

us   /ˈster·ɔɪd, ˈstɪər-/
biology, chemistry any of a large group of chemical substances produced in the body or in a plant, or an artificial form of these substances used to treat various medical conditions or to illegally improve sports performance
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steroidnoun [C]

uk   /ˈste.rɔɪd/ /ˈstɪər.ɔɪd/ us   /ˈster.ɔɪd/ /ˈstɪr.ɔɪd/
one of the different types of chemical substances that are produced in the body
an artificial form of a natural chemical substance that is used for treating particular medical conditions: I'm taking steroids/I'm on steroids for my asthma.
a drug that increases the development of your muscles, sometimes taken illegally by people taking part in sports competitions
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