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androgen

Pronunciation: an′drō-jen

Definition: Generic term for an agent, usually a hormone (androsterone, testosterone), which stimulates activity of the accessory male sex organs, encourages development of male sex characteristics, or prevents changes in the latter due to castration; natural androgens are steroids, derivatives of androstane.

Synonym(s): testoid2

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