Meaning of testosterone in English:


Pronunciation /tɛˈstɒstərəʊn/

Translate testosterone into Spanish


mass noun
  • A steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.

    ‘Finally, the adrenal cortex produces the male sex hormone testosterone.’
    • ‘The physiological consequences of taking testosterone and human growth hormone are not yet fully known.’
    • ‘The male hormone, testosterone, also helps to keep the bones healthy.’
    • ‘In the longer term, it interferes with the production of the male hormone testosterone, which can reduce libido.’
    • ‘Men who have low levels of the male hormone, testosterone, are also at a higher risk of osteoporosis.’
    • ‘Anabolic steroids are drugs that are related to testosterone, a male hormone.’
    • ‘The testicles are glands that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone.’
    • ‘Science writer Bob Beale looks at some of the myths surrounding the male hormone testosterone.’
    • ‘It's caused by the male hormone testosterone fluctuating, and highs and lows are perfectly normal at his age.’
    • ‘Hormone treatments are appropriate for those who have too little testosterone or too much prolactin in their blood.’
    • ‘He may be exhausted, but the adrenaline, testosterone and venom coursing through his veins will see him through.’
    • ‘A rush of testosterone and adrenaline buoys you through to the last rep of the last set.’
    • ‘Now while females don't have high levels of testosterone, they still do have levels of this hormone.’
    • ‘Females naturally produce testosterone, but not in anything like quantities found in males.’
    • ‘Both red blood cells and testosterone drop as the body becomes fatigued, impairing performance.’
    • ‘There is evidence now that testosterone may be as useful as oestrogen in maintaining alertness.’
    • ‘Precisely how testosterone may trigger violence in the brain is a mystery.’
    • ‘They have more testosterone which gives them more explosive energy.’
    • ‘Women wear the patch on their abdomen, where it gradually releases a dose of testosterone into the body through the skin.’
    • ‘Following therapy, angina patients using testosterone could walk further and had fewer symptoms.’


1930s from testis + sterone(blend of sterol and ketone).