androgen

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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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