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A steroid hormone, C19H30O2, that is a breakdown product of testosterone.


(Biochemistry) an androgenic steroid hormone produced in the testes. Formula: C19H30O2


(ænˈdrɒs təˌroʊn)

an androgenic sex hormone that is a metabolite of testosterone and has much less effect.
[1930–35; andro- + ster (ol) + -one]
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Noun1.androsterone - an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
androgen, androgenic hormone - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group


[ænˈdrɒstəˌrəʊn] Nandrosterona f
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