cyproterone

noun

cy·​prot·​er·​one sī-ˈprä-tə-ˌrōn How to pronounce cyproterone (audio)
: a synthetic steroid C22H27ClO3 that inhibits the action and secretion of testosterone by blocking the activity of androgen receptors

Word History

Etymology

probably from cycl- + progesterone

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyproterone was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Cyproterone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyproterone. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

cyproterone

noun

cy·​prot·​er·​one sī-ˈprät-ə-ˌrōn How to pronounce cyproterone (audio)
: a synthetic steroid used in the form of its acetate C24H29ClO4 to inhibit the action and secretion of testosterone by blocking the activity of androgen receptors

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