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testosterone

noun tes·tos·ter·one \tes-ˈtäs-tə-ˌrōn\

medical : a substance (called a hormone) that occurs naturally in men and male animals

: qualities (such as noticeable strength and aggressiveness) that agree with traditional ideas about what men are like

Full Definition of TESTOSTERONE

1
:  a hormone that is a hydroxy steroid ketone C19H28O2 produced especially by the testes or made synthetically and that is responsible for inducing and maintaining male secondary sex characters
2
:  qualities (as brawn and aggressiveness) usually associated with males :  manliness

Origin of TESTOSTERONE

testis + -o- + -sterone
First Known Use: 1935

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

testosterone

noun tes·tos·ter·one \te-ˈstäs-tə-ˌrōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TESTOSTERONE

:  a male hormone that is a crystalline hydroxy steroid ketone C19H28O2 produced primarily by the testes or made synthetically and that is the main androgen responsible for inducing and maintaining male secondary sex characteristics

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