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Definition of "testosterone" []

  • A white crystalline steroid hormone, C19H28O2, produced primarily in the testes and responsible for the development and maintenance of male secondary sex characteristics. It is also produced synthetically for use in medical treatment. (noun)
  • A potent steroid hormone secreted mainly by the testes. It can be extracted from the testes of animals or synthesized and used to treat androgen deficiency or promote anabolism. Formula: C19H28O2 (noun)

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Use "testosterone" in a sentence
  • "The carbon isotope ratio test tells you whether the source of the testosterone is the body — a natural source — or pharmaceuticals."
  • "Joe Lockhart, former White House spokesman for Bill Clinton and now a Kerry adviser, says, If you want the easiest way to define the Bush doctrine, it's what I call the testosterone presidency."
  • "Good/bad, male/female, and because of the solicit is suggesting once again "testosterone", I'm thinking the obvious choice gender wise, is the complete opposite which is the "estrogen.""