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non·ste·roi·dal(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.
(Pharmacology) pharmacol not containing or consisting of steroids
non•ste•roi•dal(ˌnɒn stɛˈrɔɪd l, -stɪ-)
1. pertaining to a substance that is not a steroid but has similar effects.n.
2. any such substance, esp. an anti-inflammatory drug, as ibuprofen.
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|Noun||1.||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