androgen

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noun an·dro·gen \ˈan-drə-jən\

Definition of androgen

  1. :  a male sex hormone (such as testosterone)

androgenic

play \ˌan-drə-ˈje-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of androgen

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1936


Medical Dictionary

androgen

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noun an·dro·gen \ˈan-drə-jən\

Medical Definition of androgen

  1. :  a male sex hormone (as testosterone)

androgenic

\ˌan-drə-ˈjen-ik\play adjective


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