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NONSTEROIDAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonsteroidal mean? 

NONSTEROIDAL (noun)
  The noun NONSTEROIDAL has 1 sense:

1. an organic compound that does no contain a steroid

  Familiarity information: NONSTEROIDAL used as a noun is very rare.


NONSTEROIDAL (adjective)
  The adjective NONSTEROIDAL has 1 sense:

1. not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones

  Familiarity information: NONSTEROIDAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NONSTEROIDAL (noun)


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Meaning:

An organic compound that does no contain a steroid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

nonsteroid; nonsteroidal

Hypernyms ("nonsteroidal" is a kind of...):

organic compound (any compound of carbon and another element or a radical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nonsteroidal"):

DES; diethylstilbesterol; stilbesterol (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)


NONSTEROIDAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Antonym:

steroidal (of or relating to steroid hormones or their effects)

Pertainym:

nonsteroid (an organic compound that does no contain a steroid)


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