androgen

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(an′drŏ-jĕn )

[andro- + -gen]
A substance that produces or stimulates the development of male characteristics. Androgens include testosterone, androsterone, and dehydroandrosterone and are secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testis and by the adrenal cortex of both sexes.
androgenic (an″drŏ-jen′ik), adj.
SYN: SEE: androgenic hormone

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