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 (nŏn′stĕ-roid′l) also non·ster·oid (nŏn-stĕr′oid, -stîr′-)
Not being or containing a steroid: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
A drug or other substance not containing a steroid.


(ˌnɒnstɛˈrɔɪdəl; ˌnɒnstɪəˈrɔɪdəl)
(Pharmacology) pharmacol not containing or consisting of steroids


(ˌnɒn stɛˈrɔɪd l, -stɪ-)

1. pertaining to a substance that is not a steroid but has similar effects.
2. any such substance, esp. an anti-inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonsteroidal - an organic compound that does no contain a steroid
diethylstilbesterol, stilbesterol, DES - synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Adj.1.nonsteroidal - not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones
steroidal - of or relating to steroid hormones or their effects


adj no esteroideo
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