[an-druh-juh n, -jen]
- any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
Origin of androgen
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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.Scarabs
- 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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Word Origin and History for androgenic
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- A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.androgenic hormone
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- 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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