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[an-druh-juh n, -jen] /ˈæn drə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biochemistry.
any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
Origin of androgen
1935-40; andro- + -gen
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[an-druh-jen-ik] /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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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
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androgenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for androgen

male sex hormone, 1936, from andro- + -gen.

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androgen in Medicine

androgen an·dro·gen (ān'drə-jən)
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 in Science
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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