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any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
Contemporary Examples

McAndrews agreed that the androgenic hormone pill would be problematic for those with a genetic propensity for ADA.
Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One Molly Oswaks October 13, 2014

Historical Examples

I have used the neuter It and not He, the Egyptian idea of the highest deity was, that it was androgenic not masculine.
Scarabs Isaac Myer

any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development of male sexual organs and male secondary sexual characteristics

male sex hormone, 1936, from andro- + -gen.

androgen an·dro·gen (ān’drə-jən)
A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone, testoid.
an’dro·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) adj.
Any of several steroid hormones, especially testosterone, that regulate the growth, development, and function of the male reproductive system. The main source of androgens in the body are the testes.


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