androgen etymology

English word androgen comes from English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.), English andro- (Human. Man, male.)

Detailed word origin of androgen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
andro- English (eng) Human. Man, male.
androgen English (eng) (steroid hormone) The generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates. A male sex hormone such as testosterone or anabolic steroids.

Words with the same origin as androgen

Descendants of -gen
acrogen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen pyrogen zymogen
Descendants of andro-
andragogy androblastoma androcracy androcratic androdioecism androdioecy androgenemia androgyny andrology andromimetic andromonoecy andromorphic andropathy androphagous androphile androphore andropodium androsexual androsphere androsphinx androtomy anthro- anthrogenic xenoandrogen