[ 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


an·dro·gen·ic [an-druh-jen-ik] /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for androgenic

/ (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 androgen

androgenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for androgenic

[ ăndrə-jən ]


A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.androgenic hormone

Other words from androgen

an′dro•genic (-jĕnĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for androgenic

[ ăndrə-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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