an·​dro·​stene·​di·​one | \ ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ōn How to pronounce androstenedione (audio) , -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

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Even when Associated Press reporter Steve Wilstein spotted a jar of androstenedione in McGwire’ locker, a substance banned by the Olympics and the NFL, Wilstein was the one who was ostracized, and not McGwire. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Decades later, we're wondering about steroids in baseball – again," 8 July 2019 But the substance that androstenedione is converted into unequivocally has anabolic properties. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Gary Wadler, Expert on Doping in Sports, Dies at 78," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of androstenedione

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androstenedione

International Scientific Vocabulary androsterone + -ene + di- + -one

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an·​dro·​stene·​di·​one | \ ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ˌōn How to pronounce androstenedione (audio) , -ˈstēn-dē-ˌōn How to pronounce androstenedione (audio) \

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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