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androgen Line breaks: an¦dro|gen
Pronunciation: /ˈandrədʒ(ə)n/

Definition of androgen in English:


A male sex hormone, such as testosterone.
Example sentences
  • Male steroid sex hormones, androgens, are produced in the testes.
  • This means that it interferes with some of the actions of androgens (male sex hormones) within the body.
  • Thus, fasciculata and reticularis cells can make corticosteroids and the adrenal androgens, but not aldosterone.


Pronunciation: /andrəˈdʒɛnɪk/
Example sentences
  • One of the earliest examples of a synthesized and enhanced steroid was the androgenic steroids called androgenic anabolic steroids, which are more potent than testosterone.
  • Drugs commonly referred to as ‘steroids’ are classified as anabolic, androgenic, and corticosteroids.
  • Of course, exercise and weight-training are the natural routes to achieve this, but it can be achieved more easily, albeit at greater risk to health and reputation, by injecting anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs).


1930s: from andro- + -gen.

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