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androsterone

[ an-dros-tuh-rohn ]
/ ænˈdrɒs təˌroʊn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a sex hormone, C19H30O2, usually present in male urine.
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Origin of androsterone

First recorded in 1930–35; andro- + ster(ol) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for androsterone

androsterone
/ (ænˈdrɒstəˌrəʊn) /

noun
an androgenic steroid hormone produced in the testes. Formula: C 19 H 30 O 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for androsterone

androsterone
[ ăn-drŏstə-rōn′ ]

n.
A steroid hormone excreted in urine that reinforces masculine characteristics.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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