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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
First recorded in 1935-40; andro- + -gen
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[an-druh-jen-ik] /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • I have used the neuter It and not He, the Egyptian idea of the highest deity was, that it was androgenic not masculine.

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British Dictionary definitions for androgenic


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
Derived Forms
androgenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for androgenic



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

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androgenic 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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androgenic 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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