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Definition of "androsterone" [androsterone]

  • A steroid hormone excreted in urine that reinforces masculine characteristics. (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 "androsterone" in a sentence
  • "Butenandt gave this substance the name androsterone and defined its composition as C19H30O2."
  • "Celery contains androsterone, which is released in the sweat after being consumed."
  • "In the early Eighties, German scientists discovered that black truffles contained a steroid called androsterone, a sexual hormone found in the salivary glands"