androsterone
cis-A.; 3α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one; a steroid metabolite, found in male urine, having weak androgenic potency. Formed in testes from progesterone.

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an·dros·ter·one an-'dräs-tə-.rōn n an androgenic hormone that is a hydroxy ketone C19H30O2 found in human urine

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n.
a steroid hormone (see androgen) that is synthesized and released by the testes and is responsible for controlling male sexual development.

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an·dros·ter·one (an-drosґtər-ōn) an androgen degradation product, 3α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one, C19H30O2; in some species it exerts weak androgenlike effects.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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