any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
Origin of androgen
Related formsan·dro·gen·ic [an-druh-jen-ik] /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
First recorded in 1935–40; andro-
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Derived Formsandrogenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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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Related formsan′dro•gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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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