androgen

[an-druh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biochemistry.
any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.

Origin:
1935–40; andro- + -gen

androgenic [an-druh-jen-ik] , adjective
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androgen (ˈændrədʒən)
 
n
any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development of male sexual organs and male secondary sexual characteristics
 
androgenic
 
adj

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androgen
male sex hormone, 1936, from andro- + -gen (see genus).
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androgen an·dro·gen (ān'drə-jən)
n.
A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone, testoid.


an'dro·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) adj.
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androgen   (ān'drə-jən)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several steroid hormones, especially testosterone, that regulate the growth, development, and function of the male reproductive system. The main source of androgens in the body are the testes.
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This is the case for instance in androgen insensitivity syndrome.
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