dehydroepiandrosterone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary de- + hydr- + epi- + androsterone Date: 1961 a weakly androgenic ketosteroid C19H28O2 secreted by the adrenal glands that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone and estrogens (as estradiol); also a synthetic derivative of this compound — abbr DHEA

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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