androstenedione

[ăn′drə-stēndī-ōn′, -dē-ōn′]

n.

An unsaturated androgenic steroid existing in three isomeric forms that is secreted by the testis, ovary, and adrenal cortex and has a weaker biological potency than testosterone.

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