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androsterone Line breaks: andro|ster¦one
Pronunciation: /ˌandrə(ʊ)ˈstɪərəʊn/

Definition of androsterone in English:


[mass noun] Biochemistry
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 andro- + sterol + -one.

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