STEROID By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 any organic molecule that has 4 interconnecting hydrocarbon rings. The sex hormones in both males and females are steroids. STEROID: "Vitamin D and cholesterol are examples of steroids." Related Psychology Terms STEROID HORMONE OPERATIONAL SEX RATIO VANDENBERGH EFFECT SEXUAL DIMORPHISM SEX DIFFERENCES SCRAMBLE COMPETITION CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE POLYGYNANDRY MALE-MALE COMPETITION FEMALE CHOICE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STEROID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/steroid/ (accessed October 10, 2019).