testosterone
noun /tɛsˈtɒstəˌroʊn/
a) Steroid hormone produced primarily in the testes of the male; it is responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics in the male.

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

b) Manly behavior, often of an aggressive or foolishly reckless nature.

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  • Testosterone — Testostérone  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Testostérone (émission).  Testostérone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • testostérone — [ tɛstosterɔn ] n. f. • 1935; de test(icule), stér(ol) et (horm)one ♦ Biochim. Hormone mâle sécrétée par les testicules, qui stimule le développement des organes génitaux mâles et détermine l apparition des caractères sexuels mâles secondaires.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Testosterone — Tes*tos ter*one (t[e^]s*t[o^]s t[ e]r*[=o]n), n. [testes + o + sterone a steroid ketone.] a steroid hormone ({C19H28O2}) produced mostly in the testes, which is responsible for producing the secondary sexual characteristics of males. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testosterone — testosterone. См. тестостерон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • testosterone — (n.) male sex hormone, 1935, from Ger. Testosteron (1935), coined from a presumed comb. form of L. testis testicle (see TESTIS (Cf. testis)) + ster(ol) (see STEROID (Cf. steroid)) + chemical ending ONE (Cf. one) …   Etymology dictionary

  • testosterone — ► NOUN ▪ a steroid hormone stimulating development of male secondary sexual characteristics. ORIGIN from TESTIS(Cf. ↑testis) …   English terms dictionary

  • testosterone — [tes täs′tər ōn΄] n. [ TEST(IS) + O + STER(OL) + ONE] a male, steroid sex hormone, C19H28O2, produced as a white, crystalline substance by isolation from animal testes, or synthesized: used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • Testosterone — For the film, see Testosterone (film). Testosterone Systematic (IUPAC) name …   Wikipedia

  • Testostérone —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Testostérone (émission).  Testostérone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • testosterone — /tes tos teuh rohn /, n. 1. Biochem. the sex hormone, C19H28O2, secreted by the testes, that stimulates the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits, and sperm. 2. Pharm. a commercially prepared form of this compound, originally… …   Universalium

  • testosterone — n. the principal male sex hormone (see androgen). Formed from androstenedione within the interstitial cells of the testis, it is converted in target cells to dihydrotestosterone, which mediates most of its actions. Preparations of testosterone… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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