noun. male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics.
- androgenic hormone
- steroid hormone
- -gen (English)
- -γενής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- andro- (English)
- ἀνδρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word androgen
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you are taking an androgen such as testosterone, this hormone may cause changes to your breast size and shape.
Many female-to-male transgender people use androgen hormones such as testosterone to help affect physical and other changes.
3. Verb, base form
He may also use a DHEA sulfate test to distinguish between conditions linked to androgen** secretion in your adrenal glands and conditions linked to secretion in your testes 1.