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Steroid Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Steroid

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Cholesterol is one of the steroids found in living organisms.

Cholesterol is one of the steroids found in living organisms.

Sbrools, wikipedia.org
Steroid Definition: A steroid is a terpenoid lipid that is characterized by having a carbon skeleton formed from four fused rings. The rings typically are arranged in a 6-6-6-5 manner. Steroids are distinguished from each other based on the functional groups that are attached to the rings.

Examples: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cholesterol

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