from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates. A male sex hormone such as testosterone or anabolic steroids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes development and maintenance of typical male sexual characteristics. They are mostly produced in the testes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
andro- + -gen (Wiktionary)