Testosterone meaning

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A white crystalline steroid hormone, C19 H28 O2 , produced primarily in the testes and responsible for the development and maintenance of male secondary sex characteristics.
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Any of several synthetic compounds that mimic the physiologic activity of testosterone, used as a drug in medical treatment and a doping agent by athletes.
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A steroidal male sex hormone, C19H28O2, produced as a white, crystalline substance by isolation from animal testes, or synthesized: used in medicine.
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A steroid hormone, C19 H28 O2 , produced primarily in the testes and responsible for the development and maintenance of male secondary sex characteristics. Testosterone synthesized from plant sources, often in the form of an ester, is used in the medical treatment of testosterone deficiency.
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Any of several synthetic compounds that mimic the physiologic activity of testosterone, used as drugs in the medical treatment of testosterone deficiency and as doping agents by athletes.
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A steroid hormone that is the most potent naturally occurring androgen and that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and male secondary sex characteristics. Testosterone is produced mainly in the testes and is also used as a drug in the treatment of certain medical disorders. Chemical formula: C19H28O2.
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(biochemistry, steroids) Steroid hormone produced primarily in the testes of the male; it is responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics in the male.
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(figuratively) Manly behavior, often of an aggressive or foolishly reckless nature.

Mother encouraged James to rely more on intelligence and less on testosterone to deal with the neighbor's son.

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Origin of testosterone

  • test(is) ster(ol) –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition