androstenedione


an·dro·stene·di·one

noun \ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ōn, -ˈstēn-dē-ˌōn\

Definition of ANDROSTENEDIONE

:  a steroid sex hormone C19H26O2 that is secreted by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal cortex and is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone and estrogen

Origin of ANDROSTENEDIONE

International Scientific Vocabulary androsterone + -ene + di- + -one
First Known Use: 1935

an·dro·stene·di·one

noun \ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ˌōn, -ˈstēn-dē-ˌōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANDROSTENEDIONE

: a steroid sex hormone C19H26O2 that is secreted by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal cortex and is a precursor of testosterone and estrogen

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