anabolic steroid


anabolic steroid
an|a|bol|ic ste|roid [ˌænəbɔlık ˈstıərɔıd, -ˈster- US -ba:lık ˈstırɔıd, -ˈster-] n
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: anabolic 'making body substance' 1800-1900 From ana- 'up, upwards' (from Latin, from Greek, 'up, back, again') + metabolic]
a drug that makes muscles grow quickly, sometimes used illegally by people in sport

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.