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Definition of "androgen" [androgen]

  • A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "androgen" in a sentence
  • "This hormone is called an androgen because it occurs in higher levels in men."
  • "Short-term androgen suppression produces inferior survival compared with long-term androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the"
  • "When these sebaceous glands are stimulated by a hormone called androgen, these glands go into hyper mode and start producing excess oil"