from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various hormones, such as estrogen and androgen, affecting the growth or function of the reproductive organs, the development of secondary sex characteristics, and the behavioral patterns of animals.

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  • n. Testosterone in men and estrogen in women and their related hormones involved in puberty, arousal, sex drive

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  • n. any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs


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