[ an-druh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈæn drə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
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OTHER WORDS FROM androgenan·dro·gen·ic [an-druh-jen-ik] /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for androgen
And androgen insensitivity syndrome, which can cause people born with XY chromosomes (male typical) to appear feminine.
British Dictionary definitions for androgen
/ (ˈændrədʒən) /
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 of androgenandrogenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for androgen
[ ăn′drə-jən ]
A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.androgenic hormone
Other words from androgenan′dro•gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for androgen
[ ăn′drə-jən ]
Any of several steroid hormones, especially testosterone, that regulate the growth, development, and function of the male reproductive system. The testes are the main source of bodily androgens.
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