an·​ti·​an·​dro·​gen ˌan-tē-ˈan-drə-jən How to pronounce antiandrogen (audio)
variants or anti-androgen
plural antiandrogens or anti-androgens
: a substance (such as cyproterone) that tends to inhibit the production, activity, or effects of testosterone and other male sex hormones
… men with regional or metastatic disease are probably included in the analysis as suggested by the statistically different survival curves for men receiving immediate vs delayed antiandrogen therapy.P. C. Albertsen et al.
antiandrogenic adjective
or anti-androgenic
Many commercial chemicals possess antiandrogenic activity. J. Raloff

Examples of antiandrogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Rettig says his team is now conducting an interim analysis of trial results on degarelix, another antiandrogen. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 7 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antiandrogen was in 1961

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“Antiandrogen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


an·​ti·​an·​dro·​gen -ˈan-drə-jən How to pronounce antiandrogen (audio)
: a substance that tends to inhibit the production, activity, or effects of a male sex hormone
antiandrogenic adjective
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