Meaning of testosterone

tes•tos•ter•one

Pronunciation: (tes-tos'tu-rōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. the sex hormone, CHO, secreted by the testes, that stimulates the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits, and sperm.
  2. a commercially prepared form of this compound, originally isolated from bull's testes and now also produced synthetically, used in medicine chiefly for treatment of testosterone deficiency and for certain gynecological conditions.
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