Meaning of androstenone in English:

androstenone

Pronunciation /anˈdrɒstənəʊn/

noun

mass noun
  • A steroid pheromone produced by some mammals, sometimes marketed as an ingredient in preparations that are claimed to have aphrodisiac properties in humans.

    Androstenone was the first mammalian pheromone to be discovered, and was identified initially in boar saliva

Origin

1940s from androsterone + -ene + -one.