androstenedione

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noun an·dro·stene·di·one \ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ōn, -ˈstēn-dē-ˌōn\

Definition of androstenedione

  1. :  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 and Etymology of androstenedione

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


First Known Use: 1935


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androstenedione

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noun an·dro·stene·di·one \ˌan-drə-ˌstēn-ˈdī-ˌōn, -ˈstēn-dē-ˌōn\

Medical Definition of androstenedione

  1. :  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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