The
Definition Of

Steroid

Steroid is a complex chemical substance containing the tertracyclic carbon ring system of the sterols; steroids are often used as therapeutic agents.

Category: Microbiology
Share it:

More from this Section

  • Ovum
    Ovum is an egg cell.
  • Cytoplasm
  • Psychroplhile
    Psychroplhile is a “cold-loving” microorganism, capable of growing at 0°C or lower. Sometimes retracted to organisms that cannot grow above 20°C.
  • Bacillus
    Bacillus means any rod-shaped bacterium.
  • Neurotoxin
    Neurotoxin means any nerve poison, such as those produced by certain marine algae
  • Leghemoglobin
    Leghemoglobin is a hemoglobin-like oxygen-binding red pigment in the root nodules of legumes which protects the nitrogenase enzyme complex
  • Vibrio
    Vibrio is a bacterium that is curved with a twist; has less than one complete turn or twist (in contrast to a helical bacterium). Vibrio is a genus