Definition of androgen in English:

androgen

noun

Biochemistry
  • A male sex hormone, such as testosterone.

    • ‘Acne commonly begins in adolescence with stimulation of the sebaceous glands by sex hormones, primarily androgens.’
    • ‘Steroid hormones - including estrogens, progesterones, and androgens - modify the growth of certain hormone-dependent cancers.’
    • ‘Thus, fasciculata and reticularis cells can make corticosteroids and the adrenal androgens, but not aldosterone.’
    • ‘This means that it interferes with some of the actions of androgens (male sex hormones) within the body.’
    • ‘Male steroid sex hormones, androgens, are produced in the testes.’

Origin

1930s: from Greek anēr, andr- man + -gen.

Pronunciation:

androgen

/ˈandrəjən/