Pronunciation: ster'oyd, ster'oyd
- Pertaining to the steroids.
- One of the steroids (sterols, bile acids, cardiac glycosides, androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, precursors of the D vitamins).
- Generic designation for compounds closely related in structure to the steroids, such as sterols, bile acids, cardiac glycosides, androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, and precursors of the D vitamins.
[G. stereos, solid; solid lipids vs oils]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.