Definition of androsterone in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈdrästəˌrōn/


A relatively inactive male sex hormone produced by metabolism of testosterone.
Example sentences
  • For the male sex hormone the names androsterone and testosterone as specialized terms, and androgens as a collective term, became more frequently used.
  • It is a necessary precursor of the estradiol (female sex hormone), androsterone (male sex hormone), and other hormones.
  • As of now, however, the possible anticonvulsant effects of androsterone have not been well characterized.


1930s: from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + sterol + -one.

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Syllabification: an·dros·ter·one

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