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an·dro·gen  (ndr-jn)
A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone.

andro·genic (-jnk) adj.

androgen [ˈændrədʒən]
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biochemistry) any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development of male sexual organs and male secondary sexual characteristics
androgenic  [ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk] adj

androgen  (ndr-jn)
Any of several steroid hormones, especially testosterone, that regulate the growth, development, and function of the male reproductive system. The main source of androgens in the body are the testes.

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