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Topic: DRUGS, MEDICINES

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: anabolic 'making body substance' 1800-1900 From ana- 'up, upwards' (from Latin, from Greek, 'up, back, again') + metabolic

anabolic steroid

noun
     
an‧a‧bol‧ic ste‧roid [countable]
MD a drug that makes muscles grow quickly, sometimes used illegally by people in sport
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